PeerGalaxy Calendar

Welcome to PeerGalaxy Calendar featuring offerings of telephone + online peer support + wellness activities! 

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Training Opportunities in July 2020
List Provided Courtesy of State of Oregon, Oregon Health Authority
Click here to download PDF Format, 16 pages

Sep
25
Fri
NAMI – National Alliance – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 25 all-day

NAMI Oregon Online Support Groups

NAMI Oregon is conducting many of its peer-led adult support groups around the state online using the video conferencing platform Zoom. These groups are accessible from both mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and from desktop and laptop computers. Joining with audio only is also possible from any phone. To register for a group meeting, download either the Zoom app (on mobile devices) or desktop client (on computers) and either click the registration link of the meeting you are interested in below or contact the local NAMI affiliate offering the group for instructions. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions for joining the meeting.

Learn more about NAMI’s two support group programs by clicking on these links:

STATEWIDE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who live with mental illness

NAMI Family Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness

NAMI Parent Support Groups
Open to parents and other caregivers of children & adolescents with mental health and behavior issues statewide

LOCAL ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
These groups are available to residents of specific local areas.

Washington County NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to Washington County residents 18 and older who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Email erica@washconami.org

  • Sundays 1:30-3 pm
  • Grief & Loss – Mondays 1-2 pm
  • Schizophrenia+ – Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety After Hours – Mondays 6-7 pm
  • Solutions – Tuesdays 11 am – 12:30 pm
  • Hearing Voices – Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety – Wednesdays 10:30 am -12 pm
  • Women’s Group – Wednesdays 12:15-1:15 pm
  • Health & Well-Being – Thursdays 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Men’s Group – Thursdays 2-3 pm
  • LGBTQ+ – Thursdays 5-6:30 pm
  • Grief & Loss After Hours – Thursdays 7-8 pm
  • Depression-Bipolar – Saturdays 12:45-2:15 pm

Multnomah County NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Multnomah, Clackamas,  Washington, and Clark Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Multnomah at 503-228-5692

  • Family Support Group – Mondays 6-7:30 pm
  • Veteran Peer Support Group, 2nd Wednesday of every month 6 -7:30 pm
  • Spouses and Partners Support Group – Last Wednesday of every month 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Southern Oregon NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Jackson and Josephine Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • Family Support Group – Wednesdays 5:45 – 7:30 pm
  • Connection Support Group – Thursdays 5:30-7 pm

Marion-Polk Counties NAMI Connection Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Marion and Polk Counties who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  •  Mondays 5:30-7 pm

Mid-Valley NAMI Family Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Linn and Benton Counties who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month 7-8:30 pm

More online support groups are available through NAMI Southwest Washington. Access those groups here:
https://namiswwa.org/zoom/

2020 NAMIWalks Northwest (Virtual Event)

  • On Saturday, May 30, 11:00am PST

Our mission continues!

NAMIWalks Northwest is going virtual in May! We may not be able to gather in person during Mental Health Awareness Month as planned, but we will gather in spirit and solidarity. And not just in the Northwest, but collectively across the nation.

On Saturday, May 30, we are joining several other Walk sites from coast-to-coast to make a unified statement that mental health matters more than ever, leveraging technology and collective action to connect to a greater cause.

We call this year’s effort NAMIWalks Northwest Your Way. It’s like our regular NAMIWalks, only with a greater reach: the reach of your imagination and the breadth of your compassion.

TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE: Click on this link!  NAMIWalks Northwest

 

PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Online Peer Support, Weekly Chat, and more @ Online
Sep 25 all-day

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer Support, Chat, Workshops and more!

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What:

Virtual peer support, chat, and community drop-in for adult, family and youth burn survivors

Weekly online hour-long Peer Support Chat via Facebook

Wednesdays

6-7:30pm PST / 9-10:30pm EST (90 minutes)

To join via Facebook:

Send a request via Facebook.  Note, requests are only approved at the meeting time(s).  This group is “closed” meaning it is only open to people with lived experience, not 3rd party observers, etc.  You will be asked to answer some questions and approval to join is determined by the Chat Moderator(s).  This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed. 

Spanish / Espanol Online Virtual Peer Support for Adult Burn Survivors

Online Burn Survivors Support Group for Spanish-speaking burn survivors. The Group is for burn survivors 18 years or older.

3rd Tuesdays

7-8:30pm PST (90 minutes)

Contact Margarita Rodriguez at 818-848-0223 X 16 or email mrodriguez@aarbf.org RSVP.

Youth & Family Online Peer Support 

Connect with kids, teens, and families for a live, interactive support group from anywhere in the world!

We’re responding to the community’s request to offer virtual gatherings for kids, teens, and their grown-ups. Join us for interactive activities and peer support specially crafted for this age group! Fill out this online form to request info on active groups online via WebEx:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/youth-family-online

Burn Survivors, Loved Ones Virtual / Call in Support Groups 

A facilitated support group for adult burn survivors and loved ones – hosted at various times so participants can join from different time zones.

To honor their support needs, we ask that all participants identify within these categories. In other words, it is a “closed” group, limited to adult burn survivors and/or their loved ones.  Basic Ground Rules will be shared to create a supportive setting.

* Except holidays

1st and 3rd Mondays *

10:30-11:30am PST (60 minutes)

2nd and 4th Mondays *

5-6pm PST (60 minutes)

To join online via WebEx (video and/or telephone) and for more information, visit:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/virtual-support-group

There is a sign up sheet and an Virtual online group safety agreement to complete.

https://www.phoenix-society.org/virtual-group-safety-agreement

Burn support professionals

Consider joining the Webinar+ Roundtable. Learn from other leaders in the burn community and share your wisdom in this collaborative conversation about online support groups and more.

Link:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/webinar-roundtable/virtual-support-groups

Burn Community Drop ins via Zoom

For anyone within the burn community! Survivors, firefighters, nurses, loved ones, etc.

The last event was Sun Aug 2nd @ 4:30pm PST

Check this web page link for the schedule of upcoming drop in events:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/burn-community-drop-in

Join online via Zoom during meeting times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2622176875

Meeting ID: 262 217 6875

(Phone not available at this time)

Other virtual support

Be sure to check out other virtual peer support events, conferences and activities online at these links.

Calendar Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/community-calendar

Resources Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources

Website features: Stories, tools, and information to power your healing journey. 

Personal Stories

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?hierarchicalMenu%5Bfields.topics.lvl0%5D=Stories&page=1

Online Courses

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Course%2FTraining&page=1

Videos

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Video&page=1

Fact Sheets

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Factsheet&page=1

Special Events

Special events include but are not limited to the Virtual Burn Camp Retreat, conferences, advocacy congress, trainings and more.

More about the Phoenix Burn Society:

Mission

Uniting the voice of the burn community around the globe to profoundly advance lifelong healing, optimal recovery, and burn prevention.

Testimonial Quote

“You immediately feel like you have this family, that you never knew you had.” 

—Rebekah Johnson, Phoenix WBC Attendee + Speaker

Subscribe

Sign-up for a Subscription to Burn Support Magazine

http://www.phoenix-society.org/burn-support-magazine-signup

Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Sep 25 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Sep
26
Sat
Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Sep 26 all-day

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Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

NAMI – National Alliance – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 26 all-day

NAMI Oregon Online Support Groups

NAMI Oregon is conducting many of its peer-led adult support groups around the state online using the video conferencing platform Zoom. These groups are accessible from both mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and from desktop and laptop computers. Joining with audio only is also possible from any phone. To register for a group meeting, download either the Zoom app (on mobile devices) or desktop client (on computers) and either click the registration link of the meeting you are interested in below or contact the local NAMI affiliate offering the group for instructions. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions for joining the meeting.

Learn more about NAMI’s two support group programs by clicking on these links:

STATEWIDE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who live with mental illness

NAMI Family Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness

NAMI Parent Support Groups
Open to parents and other caregivers of children & adolescents with mental health and behavior issues statewide

LOCAL ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
These groups are available to residents of specific local areas.

Washington County NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to Washington County residents 18 and older who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Email erica@washconami.org

  • Sundays 1:30-3 pm
  • Grief & Loss – Mondays 1-2 pm
  • Schizophrenia+ – Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety After Hours – Mondays 6-7 pm
  • Solutions – Tuesdays 11 am – 12:30 pm
  • Hearing Voices – Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety – Wednesdays 10:30 am -12 pm
  • Women’s Group – Wednesdays 12:15-1:15 pm
  • Health & Well-Being – Thursdays 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Men’s Group – Thursdays 2-3 pm
  • LGBTQ+ – Thursdays 5-6:30 pm
  • Grief & Loss After Hours – Thursdays 7-8 pm
  • Depression-Bipolar – Saturdays 12:45-2:15 pm

Multnomah County NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Multnomah, Clackamas,  Washington, and Clark Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Multnomah at 503-228-5692

  • Family Support Group – Mondays 6-7:30 pm
  • Veteran Peer Support Group, 2nd Wednesday of every month 6 -7:30 pm
  • Spouses and Partners Support Group – Last Wednesday of every month 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Southern Oregon NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Jackson and Josephine Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • Family Support Group – Wednesdays 5:45 – 7:30 pm
  • Connection Support Group – Thursdays 5:30-7 pm

Marion-Polk Counties NAMI Connection Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Marion and Polk Counties who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  •  Mondays 5:30-7 pm

Mid-Valley NAMI Family Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Linn and Benton Counties who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month 7-8:30 pm

More online support groups are available through NAMI Southwest Washington. Access those groups here:
https://namiswwa.org/zoom/

2020 NAMIWalks Northwest (Virtual Event)

  • On Saturday, May 30, 11:00am PST

Our mission continues!

NAMIWalks Northwest is going virtual in May! We may not be able to gather in person during Mental Health Awareness Month as planned, but we will gather in spirit and solidarity. And not just in the Northwest, but collectively across the nation.

On Saturday, May 30, we are joining several other Walk sites from coast-to-coast to make a unified statement that mental health matters more than ever, leveraging technology and collective action to connect to a greater cause.

We call this year’s effort NAMIWalks Northwest Your Way. It’s like our regular NAMIWalks, only with a greater reach: the reach of your imagination and the breadth of your compassion.

TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE: Click on this link!  NAMIWalks Northwest

 

PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Online Peer Support, Weekly Chat, and more @ Online
Sep 26 all-day

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer Support, Chat, Workshops and more!

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What:

Virtual peer support, chat, and community drop-in for adult, family and youth burn survivors

Weekly online hour-long Peer Support Chat via Facebook

Wednesdays

6-7:30pm PST / 9-10:30pm EST (90 minutes)

To join via Facebook:

Send a request via Facebook.  Note, requests are only approved at the meeting time(s).  This group is “closed” meaning it is only open to people with lived experience, not 3rd party observers, etc.  You will be asked to answer some questions and approval to join is determined by the Chat Moderator(s).  This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed. 

Spanish / Espanol Online Virtual Peer Support for Adult Burn Survivors

Online Burn Survivors Support Group for Spanish-speaking burn survivors. The Group is for burn survivors 18 years or older.

3rd Tuesdays

7-8:30pm PST (90 minutes)

Contact Margarita Rodriguez at 818-848-0223 X 16 or email mrodriguez@aarbf.org RSVP.

Youth & Family Online Peer Support 

Connect with kids, teens, and families for a live, interactive support group from anywhere in the world!

We’re responding to the community’s request to offer virtual gatherings for kids, teens, and their grown-ups. Join us for interactive activities and peer support specially crafted for this age group! Fill out this online form to request info on active groups online via WebEx:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/youth-family-online

Burn Survivors, Loved Ones Virtual / Call in Support Groups 

A facilitated support group for adult burn survivors and loved ones – hosted at various times so participants can join from different time zones.

To honor their support needs, we ask that all participants identify within these categories. In other words, it is a “closed” group, limited to adult burn survivors and/or their loved ones.  Basic Ground Rules will be shared to create a supportive setting.

* Except holidays

1st and 3rd Mondays *

10:30-11:30am PST (60 minutes)

2nd and 4th Mondays *

5-6pm PST (60 minutes)

To join online via WebEx (video and/or telephone) and for more information, visit:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/virtual-support-group

There is a sign up sheet and an Virtual online group safety agreement to complete.

https://www.phoenix-society.org/virtual-group-safety-agreement

Burn support professionals

Consider joining the Webinar+ Roundtable. Learn from other leaders in the burn community and share your wisdom in this collaborative conversation about online support groups and more.

Link:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/webinar-roundtable/virtual-support-groups

Burn Community Drop ins via Zoom

For anyone within the burn community! Survivors, firefighters, nurses, loved ones, etc.

The last event was Sun Aug 2nd @ 4:30pm PST

Check this web page link for the schedule of upcoming drop in events:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/burn-community-drop-in

Join online via Zoom during meeting times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2622176875

Meeting ID: 262 217 6875

(Phone not available at this time)

Other virtual support

Be sure to check out other virtual peer support events, conferences and activities online at these links.

Calendar Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/community-calendar

Resources Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources

Website features: Stories, tools, and information to power your healing journey. 

Personal Stories

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?hierarchicalMenu%5Bfields.topics.lvl0%5D=Stories&page=1

Online Courses

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Course%2FTraining&page=1

Videos

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Video&page=1

Fact Sheets

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Factsheet&page=1

Special Events

Special events include but are not limited to the Virtual Burn Camp Retreat, conferences, advocacy congress, trainings and more.

More about the Phoenix Burn Society:

Mission

Uniting the voice of the burn community around the globe to profoundly advance lifelong healing, optimal recovery, and burn prevention.

Testimonial Quote

“You immediately feel like you have this family, that you never knew you had.” 

—Rebekah Johnson, Phoenix WBC Attendee + Speaker

Subscribe

Sign-up for a Subscription to Burn Support Magazine

http://www.phoenix-society.org/burn-support-magazine-signup

Sep
27
Sun
Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Sep 27 all-day

logo

Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

NAMI – National Alliance – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 27 all-day

NAMI Oregon Online Support Groups

NAMI Oregon is conducting many of its peer-led adult support groups around the state online using the video conferencing platform Zoom. These groups are accessible from both mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and from desktop and laptop computers. Joining with audio only is also possible from any phone. To register for a group meeting, download either the Zoom app (on mobile devices) or desktop client (on computers) and either click the registration link of the meeting you are interested in below or contact the local NAMI affiliate offering the group for instructions. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions for joining the meeting.

Learn more about NAMI’s two support group programs by clicking on these links:

STATEWIDE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who live with mental illness

NAMI Family Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness

NAMI Parent Support Groups
Open to parents and other caregivers of children & adolescents with mental health and behavior issues statewide

LOCAL ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
These groups are available to residents of specific local areas.

Washington County NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to Washington County residents 18 and older who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Email erica@washconami.org

  • Sundays 1:30-3 pm
  • Grief & Loss – Mondays 1-2 pm
  • Schizophrenia+ – Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety After Hours – Mondays 6-7 pm
  • Solutions – Tuesdays 11 am – 12:30 pm
  • Hearing Voices – Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety – Wednesdays 10:30 am -12 pm
  • Women’s Group – Wednesdays 12:15-1:15 pm
  • Health & Well-Being – Thursdays 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Men’s Group – Thursdays 2-3 pm
  • LGBTQ+ – Thursdays 5-6:30 pm
  • Grief & Loss After Hours – Thursdays 7-8 pm
  • Depression-Bipolar – Saturdays 12:45-2:15 pm

Multnomah County NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Multnomah, Clackamas,  Washington, and Clark Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Multnomah at 503-228-5692

  • Family Support Group – Mondays 6-7:30 pm
  • Veteran Peer Support Group, 2nd Wednesday of every month 6 -7:30 pm
  • Spouses and Partners Support Group – Last Wednesday of every month 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Southern Oregon NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Jackson and Josephine Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • Family Support Group – Wednesdays 5:45 – 7:30 pm
  • Connection Support Group – Thursdays 5:30-7 pm

Marion-Polk Counties NAMI Connection Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Marion and Polk Counties who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  •  Mondays 5:30-7 pm

Mid-Valley NAMI Family Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Linn and Benton Counties who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month 7-8:30 pm

More online support groups are available through NAMI Southwest Washington. Access those groups here:
https://namiswwa.org/zoom/

2020 NAMIWalks Northwest (Virtual Event)

  • On Saturday, May 30, 11:00am PST

Our mission continues!

NAMIWalks Northwest is going virtual in May! We may not be able to gather in person during Mental Health Awareness Month as planned, but we will gather in spirit and solidarity. And not just in the Northwest, but collectively across the nation.

On Saturday, May 30, we are joining several other Walk sites from coast-to-coast to make a unified statement that mental health matters more than ever, leveraging technology and collective action to connect to a greater cause.

We call this year’s effort NAMIWalks Northwest Your Way. It’s like our regular NAMIWalks, only with a greater reach: the reach of your imagination and the breadth of your compassion.

TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE: Click on this link!  NAMIWalks Northwest

 

PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Online Peer Support, Weekly Chat, and more @ Online
Sep 27 all-day

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer Support, Chat, Workshops and more!

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What:

Virtual peer support, chat, and community drop-in for adult, family and youth burn survivors

Weekly online hour-long Peer Support Chat via Facebook

Wednesdays

6-7:30pm PST / 9-10:30pm EST (90 minutes)

To join via Facebook:

Send a request via Facebook.  Note, requests are only approved at the meeting time(s).  This group is “closed” meaning it is only open to people with lived experience, not 3rd party observers, etc.  You will be asked to answer some questions and approval to join is determined by the Chat Moderator(s).  This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed. 

Spanish / Espanol Online Virtual Peer Support for Adult Burn Survivors

Online Burn Survivors Support Group for Spanish-speaking burn survivors. The Group is for burn survivors 18 years or older.

3rd Tuesdays

7-8:30pm PST (90 minutes)

Contact Margarita Rodriguez at 818-848-0223 X 16 or email mrodriguez@aarbf.org RSVP.

Youth & Family Online Peer Support 

Connect with kids, teens, and families for a live, interactive support group from anywhere in the world!

We’re responding to the community’s request to offer virtual gatherings for kids, teens, and their grown-ups. Join us for interactive activities and peer support specially crafted for this age group! Fill out this online form to request info on active groups online via WebEx:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/youth-family-online

Burn Survivors, Loved Ones Virtual / Call in Support Groups 

A facilitated support group for adult burn survivors and loved ones – hosted at various times so participants can join from different time zones.

To honor their support needs, we ask that all participants identify within these categories. In other words, it is a “closed” group, limited to adult burn survivors and/or their loved ones.  Basic Ground Rules will be shared to create a supportive setting.

* Except holidays

1st and 3rd Mondays *

10:30-11:30am PST (60 minutes)

2nd and 4th Mondays *

5-6pm PST (60 minutes)

To join online via WebEx (video and/or telephone) and for more information, visit:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/virtual-support-group

There is a sign up sheet and an Virtual online group safety agreement to complete.

https://www.phoenix-society.org/virtual-group-safety-agreement

Burn support professionals

Consider joining the Webinar+ Roundtable. Learn from other leaders in the burn community and share your wisdom in this collaborative conversation about online support groups and more.

Link:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/webinar-roundtable/virtual-support-groups

Burn Community Drop ins via Zoom

For anyone within the burn community! Survivors, firefighters, nurses, loved ones, etc.

The last event was Sun Aug 2nd @ 4:30pm PST

Check this web page link for the schedule of upcoming drop in events:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/burn-community-drop-in

Join online via Zoom during meeting times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2622176875

Meeting ID: 262 217 6875

(Phone not available at this time)

Other virtual support

Be sure to check out other virtual peer support events, conferences and activities online at these links.

Calendar Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/community-calendar

Resources Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources

Website features: Stories, tools, and information to power your healing journey. 

Personal Stories

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?hierarchicalMenu%5Bfields.topics.lvl0%5D=Stories&page=1

Online Courses

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Course%2FTraining&page=1

Videos

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Video&page=1

Fact Sheets

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Factsheet&page=1

Special Events

Special events include but are not limited to the Virtual Burn Camp Retreat, conferences, advocacy congress, trainings and more.

More about the Phoenix Burn Society:

Mission

Uniting the voice of the burn community around the globe to profoundly advance lifelong healing, optimal recovery, and burn prevention.

Testimonial Quote

“You immediately feel like you have this family, that you never knew you had.” 

—Rebekah Johnson, Phoenix WBC Attendee + Speaker

Subscribe

Sign-up for a Subscription to Burn Support Magazine

http://www.phoenix-society.org/burn-support-magazine-signup

Sep
28
Mon
Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Sep 28 all-day

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Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

NAMI – National Alliance – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 28 all-day

NAMI Oregon Online Support Groups

NAMI Oregon is conducting many of its peer-led adult support groups around the state online using the video conferencing platform Zoom. These groups are accessible from both mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and from desktop and laptop computers. Joining with audio only is also possible from any phone. To register for a group meeting, download either the Zoom app (on mobile devices) or desktop client (on computers) and either click the registration link of the meeting you are interested in below or contact the local NAMI affiliate offering the group for instructions. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions for joining the meeting.

Learn more about NAMI’s two support group programs by clicking on these links:

STATEWIDE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who live with mental illness

NAMI Family Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness

NAMI Parent Support Groups
Open to parents and other caregivers of children & adolescents with mental health and behavior issues statewide

LOCAL ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
These groups are available to residents of specific local areas.

Washington County NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to Washington County residents 18 and older who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Email erica@washconami.org

  • Sundays 1:30-3 pm
  • Grief & Loss – Mondays 1-2 pm
  • Schizophrenia+ – Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety After Hours – Mondays 6-7 pm
  • Solutions – Tuesdays 11 am – 12:30 pm
  • Hearing Voices – Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety – Wednesdays 10:30 am -12 pm
  • Women’s Group – Wednesdays 12:15-1:15 pm
  • Health & Well-Being – Thursdays 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Men’s Group – Thursdays 2-3 pm
  • LGBTQ+ – Thursdays 5-6:30 pm
  • Grief & Loss After Hours – Thursdays 7-8 pm
  • Depression-Bipolar – Saturdays 12:45-2:15 pm

Multnomah County NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Multnomah, Clackamas,  Washington, and Clark Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Multnomah at 503-228-5692

  • Family Support Group – Mondays 6-7:30 pm
  • Veteran Peer Support Group, 2nd Wednesday of every month 6 -7:30 pm
  • Spouses and Partners Support Group – Last Wednesday of every month 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Southern Oregon NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Jackson and Josephine Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • Family Support Group – Wednesdays 5:45 – 7:30 pm
  • Connection Support Group – Thursdays 5:30-7 pm

Marion-Polk Counties NAMI Connection Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Marion and Polk Counties who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  •  Mondays 5:30-7 pm

Mid-Valley NAMI Family Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Linn and Benton Counties who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month 7-8:30 pm

More online support groups are available through NAMI Southwest Washington. Access those groups here:
https://namiswwa.org/zoom/

2020 NAMIWalks Northwest (Virtual Event)

  • On Saturday, May 30, 11:00am PST

Our mission continues!

NAMIWalks Northwest is going virtual in May! We may not be able to gather in person during Mental Health Awareness Month as planned, but we will gather in spirit and solidarity. And not just in the Northwest, but collectively across the nation.

On Saturday, May 30, we are joining several other Walk sites from coast-to-coast to make a unified statement that mental health matters more than ever, leveraging technology and collective action to connect to a greater cause.

We call this year’s effort NAMIWalks Northwest Your Way. It’s like our regular NAMIWalks, only with a greater reach: the reach of your imagination and the breadth of your compassion.

TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE: Click on this link!  NAMIWalks Northwest

 

PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Online Peer Support, Weekly Chat, and more @ Online
Sep 28 all-day

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer Support, Chat, Workshops and more!

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What:

Virtual peer support, chat, and community drop-in for adult, family and youth burn survivors

Weekly online hour-long Peer Support Chat via Facebook

Wednesdays

6-7:30pm PST / 9-10:30pm EST (90 minutes)

To join via Facebook:

Send a request via Facebook.  Note, requests are only approved at the meeting time(s).  This group is “closed” meaning it is only open to people with lived experience, not 3rd party observers, etc.  You will be asked to answer some questions and approval to join is determined by the Chat Moderator(s).  This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed. 

Spanish / Espanol Online Virtual Peer Support for Adult Burn Survivors

Online Burn Survivors Support Group for Spanish-speaking burn survivors. The Group is for burn survivors 18 years or older.

3rd Tuesdays

7-8:30pm PST (90 minutes)

Contact Margarita Rodriguez at 818-848-0223 X 16 or email mrodriguez@aarbf.org RSVP.

Youth & Family Online Peer Support 

Connect with kids, teens, and families for a live, interactive support group from anywhere in the world!

We’re responding to the community’s request to offer virtual gatherings for kids, teens, and their grown-ups. Join us for interactive activities and peer support specially crafted for this age group! Fill out this online form to request info on active groups online via WebEx:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/youth-family-online

Burn Survivors, Loved Ones Virtual / Call in Support Groups 

A facilitated support group for adult burn survivors and loved ones – hosted at various times so participants can join from different time zones.

To honor their support needs, we ask that all participants identify within these categories. In other words, it is a “closed” group, limited to adult burn survivors and/or their loved ones.  Basic Ground Rules will be shared to create a supportive setting.

* Except holidays

1st and 3rd Mondays *

10:30-11:30am PST (60 minutes)

2nd and 4th Mondays *

5-6pm PST (60 minutes)

To join online via WebEx (video and/or telephone) and for more information, visit:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/virtual-support-group

There is a sign up sheet and an Virtual online group safety agreement to complete.

https://www.phoenix-society.org/virtual-group-safety-agreement

Burn support professionals

Consider joining the Webinar+ Roundtable. Learn from other leaders in the burn community and share your wisdom in this collaborative conversation about online support groups and more.

Link:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/webinar-roundtable/virtual-support-groups

Burn Community Drop ins via Zoom

For anyone within the burn community! Survivors, firefighters, nurses, loved ones, etc.

The last event was Sun Aug 2nd @ 4:30pm PST

Check this web page link for the schedule of upcoming drop in events:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/burn-community-drop-in

Join online via Zoom during meeting times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2622176875

Meeting ID: 262 217 6875

(Phone not available at this time)

Other virtual support

Be sure to check out other virtual peer support events, conferences and activities online at these links.

Calendar Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/community-calendar

Resources Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources

Website features: Stories, tools, and information to power your healing journey. 

Personal Stories

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?hierarchicalMenu%5Bfields.topics.lvl0%5D=Stories&page=1

Online Courses

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Course%2FTraining&page=1

Videos

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Video&page=1

Fact Sheets

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Factsheet&page=1

Special Events

Special events include but are not limited to the Virtual Burn Camp Retreat, conferences, advocacy congress, trainings and more.

More about the Phoenix Burn Society:

Mission

Uniting the voice of the burn community around the globe to profoundly advance lifelong healing, optimal recovery, and burn prevention.

Testimonial Quote

“You immediately feel like you have this family, that you never knew you had.” 

—Rebekah Johnson, Phoenix WBC Attendee + Speaker

Subscribe

Sign-up for a Subscription to Burn Support Magazine

http://www.phoenix-society.org/burn-support-magazine-signup

Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Sep 28 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Sep
29
Tue
Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Sep 29 all-day

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Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

NAMI – National Alliance – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 29 all-day

NAMI Oregon Online Support Groups

NAMI Oregon is conducting many of its peer-led adult support groups around the state online using the video conferencing platform Zoom. These groups are accessible from both mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and from desktop and laptop computers. Joining with audio only is also possible from any phone. To register for a group meeting, download either the Zoom app (on mobile devices) or desktop client (on computers) and either click the registration link of the meeting you are interested in below or contact the local NAMI affiliate offering the group for instructions. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions for joining the meeting.

Learn more about NAMI’s two support group programs by clicking on these links:

STATEWIDE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who live with mental illness

NAMI Family Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness

NAMI Parent Support Groups
Open to parents and other caregivers of children & adolescents with mental health and behavior issues statewide

LOCAL ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
These groups are available to residents of specific local areas.

Washington County NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to Washington County residents 18 and older who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Email erica@washconami.org

  • Sundays 1:30-3 pm
  • Grief & Loss – Mondays 1-2 pm
  • Schizophrenia+ – Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety After Hours – Mondays 6-7 pm
  • Solutions – Tuesdays 11 am – 12:30 pm
  • Hearing Voices – Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety – Wednesdays 10:30 am -12 pm
  • Women’s Group – Wednesdays 12:15-1:15 pm
  • Health & Well-Being – Thursdays 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Men’s Group – Thursdays 2-3 pm
  • LGBTQ+ – Thursdays 5-6:30 pm
  • Grief & Loss After Hours – Thursdays 7-8 pm
  • Depression-Bipolar – Saturdays 12:45-2:15 pm

Multnomah County NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Multnomah, Clackamas,  Washington, and Clark Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Multnomah at 503-228-5692

  • Family Support Group – Mondays 6-7:30 pm
  • Veteran Peer Support Group, 2nd Wednesday of every month 6 -7:30 pm
  • Spouses and Partners Support Group – Last Wednesday of every month 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Southern Oregon NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Jackson and Josephine Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • Family Support Group – Wednesdays 5:45 – 7:30 pm
  • Connection Support Group – Thursdays 5:30-7 pm

Marion-Polk Counties NAMI Connection Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Marion and Polk Counties who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  •  Mondays 5:30-7 pm

Mid-Valley NAMI Family Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Linn and Benton Counties who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month 7-8:30 pm

More online support groups are available through NAMI Southwest Washington. Access those groups here:
https://namiswwa.org/zoom/

2020 NAMIWalks Northwest (Virtual Event)

  • On Saturday, May 30, 11:00am PST

Our mission continues!

NAMIWalks Northwest is going virtual in May! We may not be able to gather in person during Mental Health Awareness Month as planned, but we will gather in spirit and solidarity. And not just in the Northwest, but collectively across the nation.

On Saturday, May 30, we are joining several other Walk sites from coast-to-coast to make a unified statement that mental health matters more than ever, leveraging technology and collective action to connect to a greater cause.

We call this year’s effort NAMIWalks Northwest Your Way. It’s like our regular NAMIWalks, only with a greater reach: the reach of your imagination and the breadth of your compassion.

TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE: Click on this link!  NAMIWalks Northwest

 

PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Online Peer Support, Weekly Chat, and more @ Online
Sep 29 all-day

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer Support, Chat, Workshops and more!

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What:

Virtual peer support, chat, and community drop-in for adult, family and youth burn survivors

Weekly online hour-long Peer Support Chat via Facebook

Wednesdays

6-7:30pm PST / 9-10:30pm EST (90 minutes)

To join via Facebook:

Send a request via Facebook.  Note, requests are only approved at the meeting time(s).  This group is “closed” meaning it is only open to people with lived experience, not 3rd party observers, etc.  You will be asked to answer some questions and approval to join is determined by the Chat Moderator(s).  This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed. 

Spanish / Espanol Online Virtual Peer Support for Adult Burn Survivors

Online Burn Survivors Support Group for Spanish-speaking burn survivors. The Group is for burn survivors 18 years or older.

3rd Tuesdays

7-8:30pm PST (90 minutes)

Contact Margarita Rodriguez at 818-848-0223 X 16 or email mrodriguez@aarbf.org RSVP.

Youth & Family Online Peer Support 

Connect with kids, teens, and families for a live, interactive support group from anywhere in the world!

We’re responding to the community’s request to offer virtual gatherings for kids, teens, and their grown-ups. Join us for interactive activities and peer support specially crafted for this age group! Fill out this online form to request info on active groups online via WebEx:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/youth-family-online

Burn Survivors, Loved Ones Virtual / Call in Support Groups 

A facilitated support group for adult burn survivors and loved ones – hosted at various times so participants can join from different time zones.

To honor their support needs, we ask that all participants identify within these categories. In other words, it is a “closed” group, limited to adult burn survivors and/or their loved ones.  Basic Ground Rules will be shared to create a supportive setting.

* Except holidays

1st and 3rd Mondays *

10:30-11:30am PST (60 minutes)

2nd and 4th Mondays *

5-6pm PST (60 minutes)

To join online via WebEx (video and/or telephone) and for more information, visit:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/virtual-support-group

There is a sign up sheet and an Virtual online group safety agreement to complete.

https://www.phoenix-society.org/virtual-group-safety-agreement

Burn support professionals

Consider joining the Webinar+ Roundtable. Learn from other leaders in the burn community and share your wisdom in this collaborative conversation about online support groups and more.

Link:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/webinar-roundtable/virtual-support-groups

Burn Community Drop ins via Zoom

For anyone within the burn community! Survivors, firefighters, nurses, loved ones, etc.

The last event was Sun Aug 2nd @ 4:30pm PST

Check this web page link for the schedule of upcoming drop in events:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/burn-community-drop-in

Join online via Zoom during meeting times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2622176875

Meeting ID: 262 217 6875

(Phone not available at this time)

Other virtual support

Be sure to check out other virtual peer support events, conferences and activities online at these links.

Calendar Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/community-calendar

Resources Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources

Website features: Stories, tools, and information to power your healing journey. 

Personal Stories

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?hierarchicalMenu%5Bfields.topics.lvl0%5D=Stories&page=1

Online Courses

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Course%2FTraining&page=1

Videos

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Video&page=1

Fact Sheets

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Factsheet&page=1

Special Events

Special events include but are not limited to the Virtual Burn Camp Retreat, conferences, advocacy congress, trainings and more.

More about the Phoenix Burn Society:

Mission

Uniting the voice of the burn community around the globe to profoundly advance lifelong healing, optimal recovery, and burn prevention.

Testimonial Quote

“You immediately feel like you have this family, that you never knew you had.” 

—Rebekah Johnson, Phoenix WBC Attendee + Speaker

Subscribe

Sign-up for a Subscription to Burn Support Magazine

http://www.phoenix-society.org/burn-support-magazine-signup

Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Sep 29 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Sep
30
Wed
Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Sep 30 all-day

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Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

NAMI – National Alliance – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Sep 30 all-day

NAMI Oregon Online Support Groups

NAMI Oregon is conducting many of its peer-led adult support groups around the state online using the video conferencing platform Zoom. These groups are accessible from both mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and from desktop and laptop computers. Joining with audio only is also possible from any phone. To register for a group meeting, download either the Zoom app (on mobile devices) or desktop client (on computers) and either click the registration link of the meeting you are interested in below or contact the local NAMI affiliate offering the group for instructions. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions for joining the meeting.

Learn more about NAMI’s two support group programs by clicking on these links:

STATEWIDE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who live with mental illness

NAMI Family Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness

NAMI Parent Support Groups
Open to parents and other caregivers of children & adolescents with mental health and behavior issues statewide

LOCAL ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
These groups are available to residents of specific local areas.

Washington County NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to Washington County residents 18 and older who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Email erica@washconami.org

  • Sundays 1:30-3 pm
  • Grief & Loss – Mondays 1-2 pm
  • Schizophrenia+ – Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety After Hours – Mondays 6-7 pm
  • Solutions – Tuesdays 11 am – 12:30 pm
  • Hearing Voices – Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety – Wednesdays 10:30 am -12 pm
  • Women’s Group – Wednesdays 12:15-1:15 pm
  • Health & Well-Being – Thursdays 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Men’s Group – Thursdays 2-3 pm
  • LGBTQ+ – Thursdays 5-6:30 pm
  • Grief & Loss After Hours – Thursdays 7-8 pm
  • Depression-Bipolar – Saturdays 12:45-2:15 pm

Multnomah County NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Multnomah, Clackamas,  Washington, and Clark Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Multnomah at 503-228-5692

  • Family Support Group – Mondays 6-7:30 pm
  • Veteran Peer Support Group, 2nd Wednesday of every month 6 -7:30 pm
  • Spouses and Partners Support Group – Last Wednesday of every month 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Southern Oregon NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Jackson and Josephine Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • Family Support Group – Wednesdays 5:45 – 7:30 pm
  • Connection Support Group – Thursdays 5:30-7 pm

Marion-Polk Counties NAMI Connection Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Marion and Polk Counties who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  •  Mondays 5:30-7 pm

Mid-Valley NAMI Family Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Linn and Benton Counties who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month 7-8:30 pm

More online support groups are available through NAMI Southwest Washington. Access those groups here:
https://namiswwa.org/zoom/

2020 NAMIWalks Northwest (Virtual Event)

  • On Saturday, May 30, 11:00am PST

Our mission continues!

NAMIWalks Northwest is going virtual in May! We may not be able to gather in person during Mental Health Awareness Month as planned, but we will gather in spirit and solidarity. And not just in the Northwest, but collectively across the nation.

On Saturday, May 30, we are joining several other Walk sites from coast-to-coast to make a unified statement that mental health matters more than ever, leveraging technology and collective action to connect to a greater cause.

We call this year’s effort NAMIWalks Northwest Your Way. It’s like our regular NAMIWalks, only with a greater reach: the reach of your imagination and the breadth of your compassion.

TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE: Click on this link!  NAMIWalks Northwest

 

PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Online Peer Support, Weekly Chat, and more @ Online
Sep 30 all-day

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer Support, Chat, Workshops and more!

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What:

Virtual peer support, chat, and community drop-in for adult, family and youth burn survivors

Weekly online hour-long Peer Support Chat via Facebook

Wednesdays

6-7:30pm PST / 9-10:30pm EST (90 minutes)

To join via Facebook:

Send a request via Facebook.  Note, requests are only approved at the meeting time(s).  This group is “closed” meaning it is only open to people with lived experience, not 3rd party observers, etc.  You will be asked to answer some questions and approval to join is determined by the Chat Moderator(s).  This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed. 

Spanish / Espanol Online Virtual Peer Support for Adult Burn Survivors

Online Burn Survivors Support Group for Spanish-speaking burn survivors. The Group is for burn survivors 18 years or older.

3rd Tuesdays

7-8:30pm PST (90 minutes)

Contact Margarita Rodriguez at 818-848-0223 X 16 or email mrodriguez@aarbf.org RSVP.

Youth & Family Online Peer Support 

Connect with kids, teens, and families for a live, interactive support group from anywhere in the world!

We’re responding to the community’s request to offer virtual gatherings for kids, teens, and their grown-ups. Join us for interactive activities and peer support specially crafted for this age group! Fill out this online form to request info on active groups online via WebEx:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/youth-family-online

Burn Survivors, Loved Ones Virtual / Call in Support Groups 

A facilitated support group for adult burn survivors and loved ones – hosted at various times so participants can join from different time zones.

To honor their support needs, we ask that all participants identify within these categories. In other words, it is a “closed” group, limited to adult burn survivors and/or their loved ones.  Basic Ground Rules will be shared to create a supportive setting.

* Except holidays

1st and 3rd Mondays *

10:30-11:30am PST (60 minutes)

2nd and 4th Mondays *

5-6pm PST (60 minutes)

To join online via WebEx (video and/or telephone) and for more information, visit:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/virtual-support-group

There is a sign up sheet and an Virtual online group safety agreement to complete.

https://www.phoenix-society.org/virtual-group-safety-agreement

Burn support professionals

Consider joining the Webinar+ Roundtable. Learn from other leaders in the burn community and share your wisdom in this collaborative conversation about online support groups and more.

Link:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/webinar-roundtable/virtual-support-groups

Burn Community Drop ins via Zoom

For anyone within the burn community! Survivors, firefighters, nurses, loved ones, etc.

The last event was Sun Aug 2nd @ 4:30pm PST

Check this web page link for the schedule of upcoming drop in events:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/burn-community-drop-in

Join online via Zoom during meeting times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2622176875

Meeting ID: 262 217 6875

(Phone not available at this time)

Other virtual support

Be sure to check out other virtual peer support events, conferences and activities online at these links.

Calendar Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/community-calendar

Resources Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources

Website features: Stories, tools, and information to power your healing journey. 

Personal Stories

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?hierarchicalMenu%5Bfields.topics.lvl0%5D=Stories&page=1

Online Courses

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Course%2FTraining&page=1

Videos

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Video&page=1

Fact Sheets

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Factsheet&page=1

Special Events

Special events include but are not limited to the Virtual Burn Camp Retreat, conferences, advocacy congress, trainings and more.

More about the Phoenix Burn Society:

Mission

Uniting the voice of the burn community around the globe to profoundly advance lifelong healing, optimal recovery, and burn prevention.

Testimonial Quote

“You immediately feel like you have this family, that you never knew you had.” 

—Rebekah Johnson, Phoenix WBC Attendee + Speaker

Subscribe

Sign-up for a Subscription to Burn Support Magazine

http://www.phoenix-society.org/burn-support-magazine-signup

Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Sep 30 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer and Family Support via Live Chat – Wednesdays @ online via zoom
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

What: Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors

Join us for a live, weekly chat about common issues and questions facing burn survivors and their loved ones.

Every week, Peer Support Chat offers a vital connection to the burn community for burn survivors and family members. In this online conversation, moderated by trained peer supporters, participants from all over the world can address questions and concerns about burn recovery.

Peer Support Chat is hosted on Facebook every Wednesday from 9 – 10:30 pm EST. / & 6-7:30 am PST

How do I join?

You must request to join the Peer Support Chat Facebook group to participate in chat. You may send a request at anytime but requests will only be approved between 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM (EST). The group is “closed,” which means all members must be approved by Chat Moderators. When you request to join, you’ll be asked basic questions about your connection to the burn community. This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed.

 

Oct
1
Thu
Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Oct 1 all-day

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Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

NAMI – National Alliance – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Oct 1 all-day

NAMI Oregon Online Support Groups

NAMI Oregon is conducting many of its peer-led adult support groups around the state online using the video conferencing platform Zoom. These groups are accessible from both mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and from desktop and laptop computers. Joining with audio only is also possible from any phone. To register for a group meeting, download either the Zoom app (on mobile devices) or desktop client (on computers) and either click the registration link of the meeting you are interested in below or contact the local NAMI affiliate offering the group for instructions. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions for joining the meeting.

Learn more about NAMI’s two support group programs by clicking on these links:

STATEWIDE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who live with mental illness

NAMI Family Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness

NAMI Parent Support Groups
Open to parents and other caregivers of children & adolescents with mental health and behavior issues statewide

LOCAL ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
These groups are available to residents of specific local areas.

Washington County NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to Washington County residents 18 and older who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Email erica@washconami.org

  • Sundays 1:30-3 pm
  • Grief & Loss – Mondays 1-2 pm
  • Schizophrenia+ – Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety After Hours – Mondays 6-7 pm
  • Solutions – Tuesdays 11 am – 12:30 pm
  • Hearing Voices – Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety – Wednesdays 10:30 am -12 pm
  • Women’s Group – Wednesdays 12:15-1:15 pm
  • Health & Well-Being – Thursdays 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Men’s Group – Thursdays 2-3 pm
  • LGBTQ+ – Thursdays 5-6:30 pm
  • Grief & Loss After Hours – Thursdays 7-8 pm
  • Depression-Bipolar – Saturdays 12:45-2:15 pm

Multnomah County NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Multnomah, Clackamas,  Washington, and Clark Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Multnomah at 503-228-5692

  • Family Support Group – Mondays 6-7:30 pm
  • Veteran Peer Support Group, 2nd Wednesday of every month 6 -7:30 pm
  • Spouses and Partners Support Group – Last Wednesday of every month 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Southern Oregon NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Jackson and Josephine Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • Family Support Group – Wednesdays 5:45 – 7:30 pm
  • Connection Support Group – Thursdays 5:30-7 pm

Marion-Polk Counties NAMI Connection Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Marion and Polk Counties who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  •  Mondays 5:30-7 pm

Mid-Valley NAMI Family Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Linn and Benton Counties who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month 7-8:30 pm

More online support groups are available through NAMI Southwest Washington. Access those groups here:
https://namiswwa.org/zoom/

2020 NAMIWalks Northwest (Virtual Event)

  • On Saturday, May 30, 11:00am PST

Our mission continues!

NAMIWalks Northwest is going virtual in May! We may not be able to gather in person during Mental Health Awareness Month as planned, but we will gather in spirit and solidarity. And not just in the Northwest, but collectively across the nation.

On Saturday, May 30, we are joining several other Walk sites from coast-to-coast to make a unified statement that mental health matters more than ever, leveraging technology and collective action to connect to a greater cause.

We call this year’s effort NAMIWalks Northwest Your Way. It’s like our regular NAMIWalks, only with a greater reach: the reach of your imagination and the breadth of your compassion.

TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE: Click on this link!  NAMIWalks Northwest

 

PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Online Peer Support, Weekly Chat, and more @ Online
Oct 1 all-day

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer Support, Chat, Workshops and more!

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What:

Virtual peer support, chat, and community drop-in for adult, family and youth burn survivors

Weekly online hour-long Peer Support Chat via Facebook

Wednesdays

6-7:30pm PST / 9-10:30pm EST (90 minutes)

To join via Facebook:

Send a request via Facebook.  Note, requests are only approved at the meeting time(s).  This group is “closed” meaning it is only open to people with lived experience, not 3rd party observers, etc.  You will be asked to answer some questions and approval to join is determined by the Chat Moderator(s).  This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed. 

Spanish / Espanol Online Virtual Peer Support for Adult Burn Survivors

Online Burn Survivors Support Group for Spanish-speaking burn survivors. The Group is for burn survivors 18 years or older.

3rd Tuesdays

7-8:30pm PST (90 minutes)

Contact Margarita Rodriguez at 818-848-0223 X 16 or email mrodriguez@aarbf.org RSVP.

Youth & Family Online Peer Support 

Connect with kids, teens, and families for a live, interactive support group from anywhere in the world!

We’re responding to the community’s request to offer virtual gatherings for kids, teens, and their grown-ups. Join us for interactive activities and peer support specially crafted for this age group! Fill out this online form to request info on active groups online via WebEx:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/youth-family-online

Burn Survivors, Loved Ones Virtual / Call in Support Groups 

A facilitated support group for adult burn survivors and loved ones – hosted at various times so participants can join from different time zones.

To honor their support needs, we ask that all participants identify within these categories. In other words, it is a “closed” group, limited to adult burn survivors and/or their loved ones.  Basic Ground Rules will be shared to create a supportive setting.

* Except holidays

1st and 3rd Mondays *

10:30-11:30am PST (60 minutes)

2nd and 4th Mondays *

5-6pm PST (60 minutes)

To join online via WebEx (video and/or telephone) and for more information, visit:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/virtual-support-group

There is a sign up sheet and an Virtual online group safety agreement to complete.

https://www.phoenix-society.org/virtual-group-safety-agreement

Burn support professionals

Consider joining the Webinar+ Roundtable. Learn from other leaders in the burn community and share your wisdom in this collaborative conversation about online support groups and more.

Link:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/webinar-roundtable/virtual-support-groups

Burn Community Drop ins via Zoom

For anyone within the burn community! Survivors, firefighters, nurses, loved ones, etc.

The last event was Sun Aug 2nd @ 4:30pm PST

Check this web page link for the schedule of upcoming drop in events:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/burn-community-drop-in

Join online via Zoom during meeting times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2622176875

Meeting ID: 262 217 6875

(Phone not available at this time)

Other virtual support

Be sure to check out other virtual peer support events, conferences and activities online at these links.

Calendar Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/community-calendar

Resources Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources

Website features: Stories, tools, and information to power your healing journey. 

Personal Stories

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?hierarchicalMenu%5Bfields.topics.lvl0%5D=Stories&page=1

Online Courses

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Course%2FTraining&page=1

Videos

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Video&page=1

Fact Sheets

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Factsheet&page=1

Special Events

Special events include but are not limited to the Virtual Burn Camp Retreat, conferences, advocacy congress, trainings and more.

More about the Phoenix Burn Society:

Mission

Uniting the voice of the burn community around the globe to profoundly advance lifelong healing, optimal recovery, and burn prevention.

Testimonial Quote

“You immediately feel like you have this family, that you never knew you had.” 

—Rebekah Johnson, Phoenix WBC Attendee + Speaker

Subscribe

Sign-up for a Subscription to Burn Support Magazine

http://www.phoenix-society.org/burn-support-magazine-signup

Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Oct 1 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Oct
2
Fri
NAMI – National Alliance – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Oct 2 all-day

NAMI Oregon Online Support Groups

NAMI Oregon is conducting many of its peer-led adult support groups around the state online using the video conferencing platform Zoom. These groups are accessible from both mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and from desktop and laptop computers. Joining with audio only is also possible from any phone. To register for a group meeting, download either the Zoom app (on mobile devices) or desktop client (on computers) and either click the registration link of the meeting you are interested in below or contact the local NAMI affiliate offering the group for instructions. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions for joining the meeting.

Learn more about NAMI’s two support group programs by clicking on these links:

STATEWIDE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who live with mental illness

NAMI Family Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness

NAMI Parent Support Groups
Open to parents and other caregivers of children & adolescents with mental health and behavior issues statewide

LOCAL ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
These groups are available to residents of specific local areas.

Washington County NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to Washington County residents 18 and older who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Email erica@washconami.org

  • Sundays 1:30-3 pm
  • Grief & Loss – Mondays 1-2 pm
  • Schizophrenia+ – Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety After Hours – Mondays 6-7 pm
  • Solutions – Tuesdays 11 am – 12:30 pm
  • Hearing Voices – Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety – Wednesdays 10:30 am -12 pm
  • Women’s Group – Wednesdays 12:15-1:15 pm
  • Health & Well-Being – Thursdays 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Men’s Group – Thursdays 2-3 pm
  • LGBTQ+ – Thursdays 5-6:30 pm
  • Grief & Loss After Hours – Thursdays 7-8 pm
  • Depression-Bipolar – Saturdays 12:45-2:15 pm

Multnomah County NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Multnomah, Clackamas,  Washington, and Clark Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Multnomah at 503-228-5692

  • Family Support Group – Mondays 6-7:30 pm
  • Veteran Peer Support Group, 2nd Wednesday of every month 6 -7:30 pm
  • Spouses and Partners Support Group – Last Wednesday of every month 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Southern Oregon NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Jackson and Josephine Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • Family Support Group – Wednesdays 5:45 – 7:30 pm
  • Connection Support Group – Thursdays 5:30-7 pm

Marion-Polk Counties NAMI Connection Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Marion and Polk Counties who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  •  Mondays 5:30-7 pm

Mid-Valley NAMI Family Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Linn and Benton Counties who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month 7-8:30 pm

More online support groups are available through NAMI Southwest Washington. Access those groups here:
https://namiswwa.org/zoom/

2020 NAMIWalks Northwest (Virtual Event)

  • On Saturday, May 30, 11:00am PST

Our mission continues!

NAMIWalks Northwest is going virtual in May! We may not be able to gather in person during Mental Health Awareness Month as planned, but we will gather in spirit and solidarity. And not just in the Northwest, but collectively across the nation.

On Saturday, May 30, we are joining several other Walk sites from coast-to-coast to make a unified statement that mental health matters more than ever, leveraging technology and collective action to connect to a greater cause.

We call this year’s effort NAMIWalks Northwest Your Way. It’s like our regular NAMIWalks, only with a greater reach: the reach of your imagination and the breadth of your compassion.

TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE: Click on this link!  NAMIWalks Northwest

 

PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Online Peer Support, Weekly Chat, and more @ Online
Oct 2 all-day

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer Support, Chat, Workshops and more!

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What:

Virtual peer support, chat, and community drop-in for adult, family and youth burn survivors

Weekly online hour-long Peer Support Chat via Facebook

Wednesdays

6-7:30pm PST / 9-10:30pm EST (90 minutes)

To join via Facebook:

Send a request via Facebook.  Note, requests are only approved at the meeting time(s).  This group is “closed” meaning it is only open to people with lived experience, not 3rd party observers, etc.  You will be asked to answer some questions and approval to join is determined by the Chat Moderator(s).  This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed. 

Spanish / Espanol Online Virtual Peer Support for Adult Burn Survivors

Online Burn Survivors Support Group for Spanish-speaking burn survivors. The Group is for burn survivors 18 years or older.

3rd Tuesdays

7-8:30pm PST (90 minutes)

Contact Margarita Rodriguez at 818-848-0223 X 16 or email mrodriguez@aarbf.org RSVP.

Youth & Family Online Peer Support 

Connect with kids, teens, and families for a live, interactive support group from anywhere in the world!

We’re responding to the community’s request to offer virtual gatherings for kids, teens, and their grown-ups. Join us for interactive activities and peer support specially crafted for this age group! Fill out this online form to request info on active groups online via WebEx:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/youth-family-online

Burn Survivors, Loved Ones Virtual / Call in Support Groups 

A facilitated support group for adult burn survivors and loved ones – hosted at various times so participants can join from different time zones.

To honor their support needs, we ask that all participants identify within these categories. In other words, it is a “closed” group, limited to adult burn survivors and/or their loved ones.  Basic Ground Rules will be shared to create a supportive setting.

* Except holidays

1st and 3rd Mondays *

10:30-11:30am PST (60 minutes)

2nd and 4th Mondays *

5-6pm PST (60 minutes)

To join online via WebEx (video and/or telephone) and for more information, visit:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/virtual-support-group

There is a sign up sheet and an Virtual online group safety agreement to complete.

https://www.phoenix-society.org/virtual-group-safety-agreement

Burn support professionals

Consider joining the Webinar+ Roundtable. Learn from other leaders in the burn community and share your wisdom in this collaborative conversation about online support groups and more.

Link:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/webinar-roundtable/virtual-support-groups

Burn Community Drop ins via Zoom

For anyone within the burn community! Survivors, firefighters, nurses, loved ones, etc.

The last event was Sun Aug 2nd @ 4:30pm PST

Check this web page link for the schedule of upcoming drop in events:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/burn-community-drop-in

Join online via Zoom during meeting times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2622176875

Meeting ID: 262 217 6875

(Phone not available at this time)

Other virtual support

Be sure to check out other virtual peer support events, conferences and activities online at these links.

Calendar Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/community-calendar

Resources Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources

Website features: Stories, tools, and information to power your healing journey. 

Personal Stories

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?hierarchicalMenu%5Bfields.topics.lvl0%5D=Stories&page=1

Online Courses

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Course%2FTraining&page=1

Videos

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Video&page=1

Fact Sheets

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Factsheet&page=1

Special Events

Special events include but are not limited to the Virtual Burn Camp Retreat, conferences, advocacy congress, trainings and more.

More about the Phoenix Burn Society:

Mission

Uniting the voice of the burn community around the globe to profoundly advance lifelong healing, optimal recovery, and burn prevention.

Testimonial Quote

“You immediately feel like you have this family, that you never knew you had.” 

—Rebekah Johnson, Phoenix WBC Attendee + Speaker

Subscribe

Sign-up for a Subscription to Burn Support Magazine

http://www.phoenix-society.org/burn-support-magazine-signup

Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Oct 2 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Oct
3
Sat
Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Oct 3 all-day

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Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

NAMI – National Alliance – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Oct 3 all-day

NAMI Oregon Online Support Groups

NAMI Oregon is conducting many of its peer-led adult support groups around the state online using the video conferencing platform Zoom. These groups are accessible from both mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and from desktop and laptop computers. Joining with audio only is also possible from any phone. To register for a group meeting, download either the Zoom app (on mobile devices) or desktop client (on computers) and either click the registration link of the meeting you are interested in below or contact the local NAMI affiliate offering the group for instructions. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions for joining the meeting.

Learn more about NAMI’s two support group programs by clicking on these links:

STATEWIDE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who live with mental illness

NAMI Family Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness

NAMI Parent Support Groups
Open to parents and other caregivers of children & adolescents with mental health and behavior issues statewide

LOCAL ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
These groups are available to residents of specific local areas.

Washington County NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to Washington County residents 18 and older who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Email erica@washconami.org

  • Sundays 1:30-3 pm
  • Grief & Loss – Mondays 1-2 pm
  • Schizophrenia+ – Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety After Hours – Mondays 6-7 pm
  • Solutions – Tuesdays 11 am – 12:30 pm
  • Hearing Voices – Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety – Wednesdays 10:30 am -12 pm
  • Women’s Group – Wednesdays 12:15-1:15 pm
  • Health & Well-Being – Thursdays 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Men’s Group – Thursdays 2-3 pm
  • LGBTQ+ – Thursdays 5-6:30 pm
  • Grief & Loss After Hours – Thursdays 7-8 pm
  • Depression-Bipolar – Saturdays 12:45-2:15 pm

Multnomah County NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Multnomah, Clackamas,  Washington, and Clark Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Multnomah at 503-228-5692

  • Family Support Group – Mondays 6-7:30 pm
  • Veteran Peer Support Group, 2nd Wednesday of every month 6 -7:30 pm
  • Spouses and Partners Support Group – Last Wednesday of every month 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Southern Oregon NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Jackson and Josephine Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • Family Support Group – Wednesdays 5:45 – 7:30 pm
  • Connection Support Group – Thursdays 5:30-7 pm

Marion-Polk Counties NAMI Connection Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Marion and Polk Counties who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  •  Mondays 5:30-7 pm

Mid-Valley NAMI Family Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Linn and Benton Counties who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month 7-8:30 pm

More online support groups are available through NAMI Southwest Washington. Access those groups here:
https://namiswwa.org/zoom/

2020 NAMIWalks Northwest (Virtual Event)

  • On Saturday, May 30, 11:00am PST

Our mission continues!

NAMIWalks Northwest is going virtual in May! We may not be able to gather in person during Mental Health Awareness Month as planned, but we will gather in spirit and solidarity. And not just in the Northwest, but collectively across the nation.

On Saturday, May 30, we are joining several other Walk sites from coast-to-coast to make a unified statement that mental health matters more than ever, leveraging technology and collective action to connect to a greater cause.

We call this year’s effort NAMIWalks Northwest Your Way. It’s like our regular NAMIWalks, only with a greater reach: the reach of your imagination and the breadth of your compassion.

TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE: Click on this link!  NAMIWalks Northwest

 

PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Online Peer Support, Weekly Chat, and more @ Online
Oct 3 all-day

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer Support, Chat, Workshops and more!

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What:

Virtual peer support, chat, and community drop-in for adult, family and youth burn survivors

Weekly online hour-long Peer Support Chat via Facebook

Wednesdays

6-7:30pm PST / 9-10:30pm EST (90 minutes)

To join via Facebook:

Send a request via Facebook.  Note, requests are only approved at the meeting time(s).  This group is “closed” meaning it is only open to people with lived experience, not 3rd party observers, etc.  You will be asked to answer some questions and approval to join is determined by the Chat Moderator(s).  This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed. 

Spanish / Espanol Online Virtual Peer Support for Adult Burn Survivors

Online Burn Survivors Support Group for Spanish-speaking burn survivors. The Group is for burn survivors 18 years or older.

3rd Tuesdays

7-8:30pm PST (90 minutes)

Contact Margarita Rodriguez at 818-848-0223 X 16 or email mrodriguez@aarbf.org RSVP.

Youth & Family Online Peer Support 

Connect with kids, teens, and families for a live, interactive support group from anywhere in the world!

We’re responding to the community’s request to offer virtual gatherings for kids, teens, and their grown-ups. Join us for interactive activities and peer support specially crafted for this age group! Fill out this online form to request info on active groups online via WebEx:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/youth-family-online

Burn Survivors, Loved Ones Virtual / Call in Support Groups 

A facilitated support group for adult burn survivors and loved ones – hosted at various times so participants can join from different time zones.

To honor their support needs, we ask that all participants identify within these categories. In other words, it is a “closed” group, limited to adult burn survivors and/or their loved ones.  Basic Ground Rules will be shared to create a supportive setting.

* Except holidays

1st and 3rd Mondays *

10:30-11:30am PST (60 minutes)

2nd and 4th Mondays *

5-6pm PST (60 minutes)

To join online via WebEx (video and/or telephone) and for more information, visit:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/virtual-support-group

There is a sign up sheet and an Virtual online group safety agreement to complete.

https://www.phoenix-society.org/virtual-group-safety-agreement

Burn support professionals

Consider joining the Webinar+ Roundtable. Learn from other leaders in the burn community and share your wisdom in this collaborative conversation about online support groups and more.

Link:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/webinar-roundtable/virtual-support-groups

Burn Community Drop ins via Zoom

For anyone within the burn community! Survivors, firefighters, nurses, loved ones, etc.

The last event was Sun Aug 2nd @ 4:30pm PST

Check this web page link for the schedule of upcoming drop in events:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/burn-community-drop-in

Join online via Zoom during meeting times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2622176875

Meeting ID: 262 217 6875

(Phone not available at this time)

Other virtual support

Be sure to check out other virtual peer support events, conferences and activities online at these links.

Calendar Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/community-calendar

Resources Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources

Website features: Stories, tools, and information to power your healing journey. 

Personal Stories

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?hierarchicalMenu%5Bfields.topics.lvl0%5D=Stories&page=1

Online Courses

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Course%2FTraining&page=1

Videos

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Video&page=1

Fact Sheets

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Factsheet&page=1

Special Events

Special events include but are not limited to the Virtual Burn Camp Retreat, conferences, advocacy congress, trainings and more.

More about the Phoenix Burn Society:

Mission

Uniting the voice of the burn community around the globe to profoundly advance lifelong healing, optimal recovery, and burn prevention.

Testimonial Quote

“You immediately feel like you have this family, that you never knew you had.” 

—Rebekah Johnson, Phoenix WBC Attendee + Speaker

Subscribe

Sign-up for a Subscription to Burn Support Magazine

http://www.phoenix-society.org/burn-support-magazine-signup

Oct
4
Sun
Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Oct 4 all-day

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Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

NAMI – National Alliance – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Oct 4 all-day

NAMI Oregon Online Support Groups

NAMI Oregon is conducting many of its peer-led adult support groups around the state online using the video conferencing platform Zoom. These groups are accessible from both mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and from desktop and laptop computers. Joining with audio only is also possible from any phone. To register for a group meeting, download either the Zoom app (on mobile devices) or desktop client (on computers) and either click the registration link of the meeting you are interested in below or contact the local NAMI affiliate offering the group for instructions. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions for joining the meeting.

Learn more about NAMI’s two support group programs by clicking on these links:

STATEWIDE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who live with mental illness

NAMI Family Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness

NAMI Parent Support Groups
Open to parents and other caregivers of children & adolescents with mental health and behavior issues statewide

LOCAL ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
These groups are available to residents of specific local areas.

Washington County NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to Washington County residents 18 and older who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Email erica@washconami.org

  • Sundays 1:30-3 pm
  • Grief & Loss – Mondays 1-2 pm
  • Schizophrenia+ – Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety After Hours – Mondays 6-7 pm
  • Solutions – Tuesdays 11 am – 12:30 pm
  • Hearing Voices – Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety – Wednesdays 10:30 am -12 pm
  • Women’s Group – Wednesdays 12:15-1:15 pm
  • Health & Well-Being – Thursdays 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Men’s Group – Thursdays 2-3 pm
  • LGBTQ+ – Thursdays 5-6:30 pm
  • Grief & Loss After Hours – Thursdays 7-8 pm
  • Depression-Bipolar – Saturdays 12:45-2:15 pm

Multnomah County NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Multnomah, Clackamas,  Washington, and Clark Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Multnomah at 503-228-5692

  • Family Support Group – Mondays 6-7:30 pm
  • Veteran Peer Support Group, 2nd Wednesday of every month 6 -7:30 pm
  • Spouses and Partners Support Group – Last Wednesday of every month 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Southern Oregon NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Jackson and Josephine Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • Family Support Group – Wednesdays 5:45 – 7:30 pm
  • Connection Support Group – Thursdays 5:30-7 pm

Marion-Polk Counties NAMI Connection Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Marion and Polk Counties who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  •  Mondays 5:30-7 pm

Mid-Valley NAMI Family Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Linn and Benton Counties who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month 7-8:30 pm

More online support groups are available through NAMI Southwest Washington. Access those groups here:
https://namiswwa.org/zoom/

2020 NAMIWalks Northwest (Virtual Event)

  • On Saturday, May 30, 11:00am PST

Our mission continues!

NAMIWalks Northwest is going virtual in May! We may not be able to gather in person during Mental Health Awareness Month as planned, but we will gather in spirit and solidarity. And not just in the Northwest, but collectively across the nation.

On Saturday, May 30, we are joining several other Walk sites from coast-to-coast to make a unified statement that mental health matters more than ever, leveraging technology and collective action to connect to a greater cause.

We call this year’s effort NAMIWalks Northwest Your Way. It’s like our regular NAMIWalks, only with a greater reach: the reach of your imagination and the breadth of your compassion.

TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE: Click on this link!  NAMIWalks Northwest

 

PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Online Peer Support, Weekly Chat, and more @ Online
Oct 4 all-day

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer Support, Chat, Workshops and more!

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What:

Virtual peer support, chat, and community drop-in for adult, family and youth burn survivors

Weekly online hour-long Peer Support Chat via Facebook

Wednesdays

6-7:30pm PST / 9-10:30pm EST (90 minutes)

To join via Facebook:

Send a request via Facebook.  Note, requests are only approved at the meeting time(s).  This group is “closed” meaning it is only open to people with lived experience, not 3rd party observers, etc.  You will be asked to answer some questions and approval to join is determined by the Chat Moderator(s).  This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed. 

Spanish / Espanol Online Virtual Peer Support for Adult Burn Survivors

Online Burn Survivors Support Group for Spanish-speaking burn survivors. The Group is for burn survivors 18 years or older.

3rd Tuesdays

7-8:30pm PST (90 minutes)

Contact Margarita Rodriguez at 818-848-0223 X 16 or email mrodriguez@aarbf.org RSVP.

Youth & Family Online Peer Support 

Connect with kids, teens, and families for a live, interactive support group from anywhere in the world!

We’re responding to the community’s request to offer virtual gatherings for kids, teens, and their grown-ups. Join us for interactive activities and peer support specially crafted for this age group! Fill out this online form to request info on active groups online via WebEx:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/youth-family-online

Burn Survivors, Loved Ones Virtual / Call in Support Groups 

A facilitated support group for adult burn survivors and loved ones – hosted at various times so participants can join from different time zones.

To honor their support needs, we ask that all participants identify within these categories. In other words, it is a “closed” group, limited to adult burn survivors and/or their loved ones.  Basic Ground Rules will be shared to create a supportive setting.

* Except holidays

1st and 3rd Mondays *

10:30-11:30am PST (60 minutes)

2nd and 4th Mondays *

5-6pm PST (60 minutes)

To join online via WebEx (video and/or telephone) and for more information, visit:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/virtual-support-group

There is a sign up sheet and an Virtual online group safety agreement to complete.

https://www.phoenix-society.org/virtual-group-safety-agreement

Burn support professionals

Consider joining the Webinar+ Roundtable. Learn from other leaders in the burn community and share your wisdom in this collaborative conversation about online support groups and more.

Link:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/webinar-roundtable/virtual-support-groups

Burn Community Drop ins via Zoom

For anyone within the burn community! Survivors, firefighters, nurses, loved ones, etc.

The last event was Sun Aug 2nd @ 4:30pm PST

Check this web page link for the schedule of upcoming drop in events:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/burn-community-drop-in

Join online via Zoom during meeting times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2622176875

Meeting ID: 262 217 6875

(Phone not available at this time)

Other virtual support

Be sure to check out other virtual peer support events, conferences and activities online at these links.

Calendar Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/community-calendar

Resources Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources

Website features: Stories, tools, and information to power your healing journey. 

Personal Stories

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?hierarchicalMenu%5Bfields.topics.lvl0%5D=Stories&page=1

Online Courses

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Course%2FTraining&page=1

Videos

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Video&page=1

Fact Sheets

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Factsheet&page=1

Special Events

Special events include but are not limited to the Virtual Burn Camp Retreat, conferences, advocacy congress, trainings and more.

More about the Phoenix Burn Society:

Mission

Uniting the voice of the burn community around the globe to profoundly advance lifelong healing, optimal recovery, and burn prevention.

Testimonial Quote

“You immediately feel like you have this family, that you never knew you had.” 

—Rebekah Johnson, Phoenix WBC Attendee + Speaker

Subscribe

Sign-up for a Subscription to Burn Support Magazine

http://www.phoenix-society.org/burn-support-magazine-signup

Oct
5
Mon
Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Oct 5 all-day

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Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

NAMI – National Alliance – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Oct 5 all-day

NAMI Oregon Online Support Groups

NAMI Oregon is conducting many of its peer-led adult support groups around the state online using the video conferencing platform Zoom. These groups are accessible from both mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and from desktop and laptop computers. Joining with audio only is also possible from any phone. To register for a group meeting, download either the Zoom app (on mobile devices) or desktop client (on computers) and either click the registration link of the meeting you are interested in below or contact the local NAMI affiliate offering the group for instructions. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions for joining the meeting.

Learn more about NAMI’s two support group programs by clicking on these links:

STATEWIDE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who live with mental illness

NAMI Family Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness

NAMI Parent Support Groups
Open to parents and other caregivers of children & adolescents with mental health and behavior issues statewide

LOCAL ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
These groups are available to residents of specific local areas.

Washington County NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to Washington County residents 18 and older who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Email erica@washconami.org

  • Sundays 1:30-3 pm
  • Grief & Loss – Mondays 1-2 pm
  • Schizophrenia+ – Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety After Hours – Mondays 6-7 pm
  • Solutions – Tuesdays 11 am – 12:30 pm
  • Hearing Voices – Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety – Wednesdays 10:30 am -12 pm
  • Women’s Group – Wednesdays 12:15-1:15 pm
  • Health & Well-Being – Thursdays 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Men’s Group – Thursdays 2-3 pm
  • LGBTQ+ – Thursdays 5-6:30 pm
  • Grief & Loss After Hours – Thursdays 7-8 pm
  • Depression-Bipolar – Saturdays 12:45-2:15 pm

Multnomah County NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Multnomah, Clackamas,  Washington, and Clark Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Multnomah at 503-228-5692

  • Family Support Group – Mondays 6-7:30 pm
  • Veteran Peer Support Group, 2nd Wednesday of every month 6 -7:30 pm
  • Spouses and Partners Support Group – Last Wednesday of every month 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Southern Oregon NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Jackson and Josephine Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • Family Support Group – Wednesdays 5:45 – 7:30 pm
  • Connection Support Group – Thursdays 5:30-7 pm

Marion-Polk Counties NAMI Connection Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Marion and Polk Counties who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  •  Mondays 5:30-7 pm

Mid-Valley NAMI Family Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Linn and Benton Counties who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month 7-8:30 pm

More online support groups are available through NAMI Southwest Washington. Access those groups here:
https://namiswwa.org/zoom/

2020 NAMIWalks Northwest (Virtual Event)

  • On Saturday, May 30, 11:00am PST

Our mission continues!

NAMIWalks Northwest is going virtual in May! We may not be able to gather in person during Mental Health Awareness Month as planned, but we will gather in spirit and solidarity. And not just in the Northwest, but collectively across the nation.

On Saturday, May 30, we are joining several other Walk sites from coast-to-coast to make a unified statement that mental health matters more than ever, leveraging technology and collective action to connect to a greater cause.

We call this year’s effort NAMIWalks Northwest Your Way. It’s like our regular NAMIWalks, only with a greater reach: the reach of your imagination and the breadth of your compassion.

TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE: Click on this link!  NAMIWalks Northwest

 

PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Online Peer Support, Weekly Chat, and more @ Online
Oct 5 all-day

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer Support, Chat, Workshops and more!

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What:

Virtual peer support, chat, and community drop-in for adult, family and youth burn survivors

Weekly online hour-long Peer Support Chat via Facebook

Wednesdays

6-7:30pm PST / 9-10:30pm EST (90 minutes)

To join via Facebook:

Send a request via Facebook.  Note, requests are only approved at the meeting time(s).  This group is “closed” meaning it is only open to people with lived experience, not 3rd party observers, etc.  You will be asked to answer some questions and approval to join is determined by the Chat Moderator(s).  This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed. 

Spanish / Espanol Online Virtual Peer Support for Adult Burn Survivors

Online Burn Survivors Support Group for Spanish-speaking burn survivors. The Group is for burn survivors 18 years or older.

3rd Tuesdays

7-8:30pm PST (90 minutes)

Contact Margarita Rodriguez at 818-848-0223 X 16 or email mrodriguez@aarbf.org RSVP.

Youth & Family Online Peer Support 

Connect with kids, teens, and families for a live, interactive support group from anywhere in the world!

We’re responding to the community’s request to offer virtual gatherings for kids, teens, and their grown-ups. Join us for interactive activities and peer support specially crafted for this age group! Fill out this online form to request info on active groups online via WebEx:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/youth-family-online

Burn Survivors, Loved Ones Virtual / Call in Support Groups 

A facilitated support group for adult burn survivors and loved ones – hosted at various times so participants can join from different time zones.

To honor their support needs, we ask that all participants identify within these categories. In other words, it is a “closed” group, limited to adult burn survivors and/or their loved ones.  Basic Ground Rules will be shared to create a supportive setting.

* Except holidays

1st and 3rd Mondays *

10:30-11:30am PST (60 minutes)

2nd and 4th Mondays *

5-6pm PST (60 minutes)

To join online via WebEx (video and/or telephone) and for more information, visit:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/virtual-support-group

There is a sign up sheet and an Virtual online group safety agreement to complete.

https://www.phoenix-society.org/virtual-group-safety-agreement

Burn support professionals

Consider joining the Webinar+ Roundtable. Learn from other leaders in the burn community and share your wisdom in this collaborative conversation about online support groups and more.

Link:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/webinar-roundtable/virtual-support-groups

Burn Community Drop ins via Zoom

For anyone within the burn community! Survivors, firefighters, nurses, loved ones, etc.

The last event was Sun Aug 2nd @ 4:30pm PST

Check this web page link for the schedule of upcoming drop in events:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/burn-community-drop-in

Join online via Zoom during meeting times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2622176875

Meeting ID: 262 217 6875

(Phone not available at this time)

Other virtual support

Be sure to check out other virtual peer support events, conferences and activities online at these links.

Calendar Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/community-calendar

Resources Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources

Website features: Stories, tools, and information to power your healing journey. 

Personal Stories

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?hierarchicalMenu%5Bfields.topics.lvl0%5D=Stories&page=1

Online Courses

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Course%2FTraining&page=1

Videos

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Video&page=1

Fact Sheets

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Factsheet&page=1

Special Events

Special events include but are not limited to the Virtual Burn Camp Retreat, conferences, advocacy congress, trainings and more.

More about the Phoenix Burn Society:

Mission

Uniting the voice of the burn community around the globe to profoundly advance lifelong healing, optimal recovery, and burn prevention.

Testimonial Quote

“You immediately feel like you have this family, that you never knew you had.” 

—Rebekah Johnson, Phoenix WBC Attendee + Speaker

Subscribe

Sign-up for a Subscription to Burn Support Magazine

http://www.phoenix-society.org/burn-support-magazine-signup

Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Oct 5 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Oct
6
Tue
Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Oct 6 all-day

logo

Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

NAMI – National Alliance – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Oct 6 all-day

NAMI Oregon Online Support Groups

NAMI Oregon is conducting many of its peer-led adult support groups around the state online using the video conferencing platform Zoom. These groups are accessible from both mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and from desktop and laptop computers. Joining with audio only is also possible from any phone. To register for a group meeting, download either the Zoom app (on mobile devices) or desktop client (on computers) and either click the registration link of the meeting you are interested in below or contact the local NAMI affiliate offering the group for instructions. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions for joining the meeting.

Learn more about NAMI’s two support group programs by clicking on these links:

STATEWIDE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who live with mental illness

NAMI Family Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness

NAMI Parent Support Groups
Open to parents and other caregivers of children & adolescents with mental health and behavior issues statewide

LOCAL ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
These groups are available to residents of specific local areas.

Washington County NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to Washington County residents 18 and older who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Email erica@washconami.org

  • Sundays 1:30-3 pm
  • Grief & Loss – Mondays 1-2 pm
  • Schizophrenia+ – Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety After Hours – Mondays 6-7 pm
  • Solutions – Tuesdays 11 am – 12:30 pm
  • Hearing Voices – Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety – Wednesdays 10:30 am -12 pm
  • Women’s Group – Wednesdays 12:15-1:15 pm
  • Health & Well-Being – Thursdays 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Men’s Group – Thursdays 2-3 pm
  • LGBTQ+ – Thursdays 5-6:30 pm
  • Grief & Loss After Hours – Thursdays 7-8 pm
  • Depression-Bipolar – Saturdays 12:45-2:15 pm

Multnomah County NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Multnomah, Clackamas,  Washington, and Clark Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Multnomah at 503-228-5692

  • Family Support Group – Mondays 6-7:30 pm
  • Veteran Peer Support Group, 2nd Wednesday of every month 6 -7:30 pm
  • Spouses and Partners Support Group – Last Wednesday of every month 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Southern Oregon NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Jackson and Josephine Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • Family Support Group – Wednesdays 5:45 – 7:30 pm
  • Connection Support Group – Thursdays 5:30-7 pm

Marion-Polk Counties NAMI Connection Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Marion and Polk Counties who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  •  Mondays 5:30-7 pm

Mid-Valley NAMI Family Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Linn and Benton Counties who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month 7-8:30 pm

More online support groups are available through NAMI Southwest Washington. Access those groups here:
https://namiswwa.org/zoom/

2020 NAMIWalks Northwest (Virtual Event)

  • On Saturday, May 30, 11:00am PST

Our mission continues!

NAMIWalks Northwest is going virtual in May! We may not be able to gather in person during Mental Health Awareness Month as planned, but we will gather in spirit and solidarity. And not just in the Northwest, but collectively across the nation.

On Saturday, May 30, we are joining several other Walk sites from coast-to-coast to make a unified statement that mental health matters more than ever, leveraging technology and collective action to connect to a greater cause.

We call this year’s effort NAMIWalks Northwest Your Way. It’s like our regular NAMIWalks, only with a greater reach: the reach of your imagination and the breadth of your compassion.

TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE: Click on this link!  NAMIWalks Northwest

 

PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Online Peer Support, Weekly Chat, and more @ Online
Oct 6 all-day

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer Support, Chat, Workshops and more!

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What:

Virtual peer support, chat, and community drop-in for adult, family and youth burn survivors

Weekly online hour-long Peer Support Chat via Facebook

Wednesdays

6-7:30pm PST / 9-10:30pm EST (90 minutes)

To join via Facebook:

Send a request via Facebook.  Note, requests are only approved at the meeting time(s).  This group is “closed” meaning it is only open to people with lived experience, not 3rd party observers, etc.  You will be asked to answer some questions and approval to join is determined by the Chat Moderator(s).  This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed. 

Spanish / Espanol Online Virtual Peer Support for Adult Burn Survivors

Online Burn Survivors Support Group for Spanish-speaking burn survivors. The Group is for burn survivors 18 years or older.

3rd Tuesdays

7-8:30pm PST (90 minutes)

Contact Margarita Rodriguez at 818-848-0223 X 16 or email mrodriguez@aarbf.org RSVP.

Youth & Family Online Peer Support 

Connect with kids, teens, and families for a live, interactive support group from anywhere in the world!

We’re responding to the community’s request to offer virtual gatherings for kids, teens, and their grown-ups. Join us for interactive activities and peer support specially crafted for this age group! Fill out this online form to request info on active groups online via WebEx:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/youth-family-online

Burn Survivors, Loved Ones Virtual / Call in Support Groups 

A facilitated support group for adult burn survivors and loved ones – hosted at various times so participants can join from different time zones.

To honor their support needs, we ask that all participants identify within these categories. In other words, it is a “closed” group, limited to adult burn survivors and/or their loved ones.  Basic Ground Rules will be shared to create a supportive setting.

* Except holidays

1st and 3rd Mondays *

10:30-11:30am PST (60 minutes)

2nd and 4th Mondays *

5-6pm PST (60 minutes)

To join online via WebEx (video and/or telephone) and for more information, visit:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/virtual-support-group

There is a sign up sheet and an Virtual online group safety agreement to complete.

https://www.phoenix-society.org/virtual-group-safety-agreement

Burn support professionals

Consider joining the Webinar+ Roundtable. Learn from other leaders in the burn community and share your wisdom in this collaborative conversation about online support groups and more.

Link:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/webinar-roundtable/virtual-support-groups

Burn Community Drop ins via Zoom

For anyone within the burn community! Survivors, firefighters, nurses, loved ones, etc.

The last event was Sun Aug 2nd @ 4:30pm PST

Check this web page link for the schedule of upcoming drop in events:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/burn-community-drop-in

Join online via Zoom during meeting times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2622176875

Meeting ID: 262 217 6875

(Phone not available at this time)

Other virtual support

Be sure to check out other virtual peer support events, conferences and activities online at these links.

Calendar Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/community-calendar

Resources Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources

Website features: Stories, tools, and information to power your healing journey. 

Personal Stories

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?hierarchicalMenu%5Bfields.topics.lvl0%5D=Stories&page=1

Online Courses

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Course%2FTraining&page=1

Videos

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Video&page=1

Fact Sheets

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Factsheet&page=1

Special Events

Special events include but are not limited to the Virtual Burn Camp Retreat, conferences, advocacy congress, trainings and more.

More about the Phoenix Burn Society:

Mission

Uniting the voice of the burn community around the globe to profoundly advance lifelong healing, optimal recovery, and burn prevention.

Testimonial Quote

“You immediately feel like you have this family, that you never knew you had.” 

—Rebekah Johnson, Phoenix WBC Attendee + Speaker

Subscribe

Sign-up for a Subscription to Burn Support Magazine

http://www.phoenix-society.org/burn-support-magazine-signup

Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Oct 6 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Oct
7
Wed
Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Oct 7 all-day

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Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

NAMI – National Alliance – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Oct 7 all-day

NAMI Oregon Online Support Groups

NAMI Oregon is conducting many of its peer-led adult support groups around the state online using the video conferencing platform Zoom. These groups are accessible from both mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and from desktop and laptop computers. Joining with audio only is also possible from any phone. To register for a group meeting, download either the Zoom app (on mobile devices) or desktop client (on computers) and either click the registration link of the meeting you are interested in below or contact the local NAMI affiliate offering the group for instructions. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions for joining the meeting.

Learn more about NAMI’s two support group programs by clicking on these links:

STATEWIDE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who live with mental illness

NAMI Family Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness

NAMI Parent Support Groups
Open to parents and other caregivers of children & adolescents with mental health and behavior issues statewide

LOCAL ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
These groups are available to residents of specific local areas.

Washington County NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to Washington County residents 18 and older who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Email erica@washconami.org

  • Sundays 1:30-3 pm
  • Grief & Loss – Mondays 1-2 pm
  • Schizophrenia+ – Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety After Hours – Mondays 6-7 pm
  • Solutions – Tuesdays 11 am – 12:30 pm
  • Hearing Voices – Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety – Wednesdays 10:30 am -12 pm
  • Women’s Group – Wednesdays 12:15-1:15 pm
  • Health & Well-Being – Thursdays 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Men’s Group – Thursdays 2-3 pm
  • LGBTQ+ – Thursdays 5-6:30 pm
  • Grief & Loss After Hours – Thursdays 7-8 pm
  • Depression-Bipolar – Saturdays 12:45-2:15 pm

Multnomah County NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Multnomah, Clackamas,  Washington, and Clark Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Multnomah at 503-228-5692

  • Family Support Group – Mondays 6-7:30 pm
  • Veteran Peer Support Group, 2nd Wednesday of every month 6 -7:30 pm
  • Spouses and Partners Support Group – Last Wednesday of every month 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Southern Oregon NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Jackson and Josephine Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • Family Support Group – Wednesdays 5:45 – 7:30 pm
  • Connection Support Group – Thursdays 5:30-7 pm

Marion-Polk Counties NAMI Connection Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Marion and Polk Counties who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  •  Mondays 5:30-7 pm

Mid-Valley NAMI Family Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Linn and Benton Counties who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month 7-8:30 pm

More online support groups are available through NAMI Southwest Washington. Access those groups here:
https://namiswwa.org/zoom/

2020 NAMIWalks Northwest (Virtual Event)

  • On Saturday, May 30, 11:00am PST

Our mission continues!

NAMIWalks Northwest is going virtual in May! We may not be able to gather in person during Mental Health Awareness Month as planned, but we will gather in spirit and solidarity. And not just in the Northwest, but collectively across the nation.

On Saturday, May 30, we are joining several other Walk sites from coast-to-coast to make a unified statement that mental health matters more than ever, leveraging technology and collective action to connect to a greater cause.

We call this year’s effort NAMIWalks Northwest Your Way. It’s like our regular NAMIWalks, only with a greater reach: the reach of your imagination and the breadth of your compassion.

TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE: Click on this link!  NAMIWalks Northwest

 

PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Online Peer Support, Weekly Chat, and more @ Online
Oct 7 all-day

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer Support, Chat, Workshops and more!

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What:

Virtual peer support, chat, and community drop-in for adult, family and youth burn survivors

Weekly online hour-long Peer Support Chat via Facebook

Wednesdays

6-7:30pm PST / 9-10:30pm EST (90 minutes)

To join via Facebook:

Send a request via Facebook.  Note, requests are only approved at the meeting time(s).  This group is “closed” meaning it is only open to people with lived experience, not 3rd party observers, etc.  You will be asked to answer some questions and approval to join is determined by the Chat Moderator(s).  This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed. 

Spanish / Espanol Online Virtual Peer Support for Adult Burn Survivors

Online Burn Survivors Support Group for Spanish-speaking burn survivors. The Group is for burn survivors 18 years or older.

3rd Tuesdays

7-8:30pm PST (90 minutes)

Contact Margarita Rodriguez at 818-848-0223 X 16 or email mrodriguez@aarbf.org RSVP.

Youth & Family Online Peer Support 

Connect with kids, teens, and families for a live, interactive support group from anywhere in the world!

We’re responding to the community’s request to offer virtual gatherings for kids, teens, and their grown-ups. Join us for interactive activities and peer support specially crafted for this age group! Fill out this online form to request info on active groups online via WebEx:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/youth-family-online

Burn Survivors, Loved Ones Virtual / Call in Support Groups 

A facilitated support group for adult burn survivors and loved ones – hosted at various times so participants can join from different time zones.

To honor their support needs, we ask that all participants identify within these categories. In other words, it is a “closed” group, limited to adult burn survivors and/or their loved ones.  Basic Ground Rules will be shared to create a supportive setting.

* Except holidays

1st and 3rd Mondays *

10:30-11:30am PST (60 minutes)

2nd and 4th Mondays *

5-6pm PST (60 minutes)

To join online via WebEx (video and/or telephone) and for more information, visit:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/virtual-support-group

There is a sign up sheet and an Virtual online group safety agreement to complete.

https://www.phoenix-society.org/virtual-group-safety-agreement

Burn support professionals

Consider joining the Webinar+ Roundtable. Learn from other leaders in the burn community and share your wisdom in this collaborative conversation about online support groups and more.

Link:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/webinar-roundtable/virtual-support-groups

Burn Community Drop ins via Zoom

For anyone within the burn community! Survivors, firefighters, nurses, loved ones, etc.

The last event was Sun Aug 2nd @ 4:30pm PST

Check this web page link for the schedule of upcoming drop in events:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/burn-community-drop-in

Join online via Zoom during meeting times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2622176875

Meeting ID: 262 217 6875

(Phone not available at this time)

Other virtual support

Be sure to check out other virtual peer support events, conferences and activities online at these links.

Calendar Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/community-calendar

Resources Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources

Website features: Stories, tools, and information to power your healing journey. 

Personal Stories

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?hierarchicalMenu%5Bfields.topics.lvl0%5D=Stories&page=1

Online Courses

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Course%2FTraining&page=1

Videos

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Video&page=1

Fact Sheets

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Factsheet&page=1

Special Events

Special events include but are not limited to the Virtual Burn Camp Retreat, conferences, advocacy congress, trainings and more.

More about the Phoenix Burn Society:

Mission

Uniting the voice of the burn community around the globe to profoundly advance lifelong healing, optimal recovery, and burn prevention.

Testimonial Quote

“You immediately feel like you have this family, that you never knew you had.” 

—Rebekah Johnson, Phoenix WBC Attendee + Speaker

Subscribe

Sign-up for a Subscription to Burn Support Magazine

http://www.phoenix-society.org/burn-support-magazine-signup

Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Oct 7 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

logo

AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer and Family Support via Live Chat – Wednesdays @ online via zoom
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

What: Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors

Join us for a live, weekly chat about common issues and questions facing burn survivors and their loved ones.

Every week, Peer Support Chat offers a vital connection to the burn community for burn survivors and family members. In this online conversation, moderated by trained peer supporters, participants from all over the world can address questions and concerns about burn recovery.

Peer Support Chat is hosted on Facebook every Wednesday from 9 – 10:30 pm EST. / & 6-7:30 am PST

How do I join?

You must request to join the Peer Support Chat Facebook group to participate in chat. You may send a request at anytime but requests will only be approved between 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM (EST). The group is “closed,” which means all members must be approved by Chat Moderators. When you request to join, you’ll be asked basic questions about your connection to the burn community. This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed.

 

Oct
8
Thu
Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Oct 8 all-day

logo

Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

NAMI – National Alliance – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Oct 8 all-day

NAMI Oregon Online Support Groups

NAMI Oregon is conducting many of its peer-led adult support groups around the state online using the video conferencing platform Zoom. These groups are accessible from both mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and from desktop and laptop computers. Joining with audio only is also possible from any phone. To register for a group meeting, download either the Zoom app (on mobile devices) or desktop client (on computers) and either click the registration link of the meeting you are interested in below or contact the local NAMI affiliate offering the group for instructions. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions for joining the meeting.

Learn more about NAMI’s two support group programs by clicking on these links:

STATEWIDE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who live with mental illness

NAMI Family Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness

NAMI Parent Support Groups
Open to parents and other caregivers of children & adolescents with mental health and behavior issues statewide

LOCAL ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
These groups are available to residents of specific local areas.

Washington County NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to Washington County residents 18 and older who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Email erica@washconami.org

  • Sundays 1:30-3 pm
  • Grief & Loss – Mondays 1-2 pm
  • Schizophrenia+ – Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety After Hours – Mondays 6-7 pm
  • Solutions – Tuesdays 11 am – 12:30 pm
  • Hearing Voices – Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety – Wednesdays 10:30 am -12 pm
  • Women’s Group – Wednesdays 12:15-1:15 pm
  • Health & Well-Being – Thursdays 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Men’s Group – Thursdays 2-3 pm
  • LGBTQ+ – Thursdays 5-6:30 pm
  • Grief & Loss After Hours – Thursdays 7-8 pm
  • Depression-Bipolar – Saturdays 12:45-2:15 pm

Multnomah County NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Multnomah, Clackamas,  Washington, and Clark Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Multnomah at 503-228-5692

  • Family Support Group – Mondays 6-7:30 pm
  • Veteran Peer Support Group, 2nd Wednesday of every month 6 -7:30 pm
  • Spouses and Partners Support Group – Last Wednesday of every month 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Southern Oregon NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Jackson and Josephine Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • Family Support Group – Wednesdays 5:45 – 7:30 pm
  • Connection Support Group – Thursdays 5:30-7 pm

Marion-Polk Counties NAMI Connection Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Marion and Polk Counties who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  •  Mondays 5:30-7 pm

Mid-Valley NAMI Family Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Linn and Benton Counties who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month 7-8:30 pm

More online support groups are available through NAMI Southwest Washington. Access those groups here:
https://namiswwa.org/zoom/

2020 NAMIWalks Northwest (Virtual Event)

  • On Saturday, May 30, 11:00am PST

Our mission continues!

NAMIWalks Northwest is going virtual in May! We may not be able to gather in person during Mental Health Awareness Month as planned, but we will gather in spirit and solidarity. And not just in the Northwest, but collectively across the nation.

On Saturday, May 30, we are joining several other Walk sites from coast-to-coast to make a unified statement that mental health matters more than ever, leveraging technology and collective action to connect to a greater cause.

We call this year’s effort NAMIWalks Northwest Your Way. It’s like our regular NAMIWalks, only with a greater reach: the reach of your imagination and the breadth of your compassion.

TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE: Click on this link!  NAMIWalks Northwest

 

PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Online Peer Support, Weekly Chat, and more @ Online
Oct 8 all-day

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer Support, Chat, Workshops and more!

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What:

Virtual peer support, chat, and community drop-in for adult, family and youth burn survivors

Weekly online hour-long Peer Support Chat via Facebook

Wednesdays

6-7:30pm PST / 9-10:30pm EST (90 minutes)

To join via Facebook:

Send a request via Facebook.  Note, requests are only approved at the meeting time(s).  This group is “closed” meaning it is only open to people with lived experience, not 3rd party observers, etc.  You will be asked to answer some questions and approval to join is determined by the Chat Moderator(s).  This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed. 

Spanish / Espanol Online Virtual Peer Support for Adult Burn Survivors

Online Burn Survivors Support Group for Spanish-speaking burn survivors. The Group is for burn survivors 18 years or older.

3rd Tuesdays

7-8:30pm PST (90 minutes)

Contact Margarita Rodriguez at 818-848-0223 X 16 or email mrodriguez@aarbf.org RSVP.

Youth & Family Online Peer Support 

Connect with kids, teens, and families for a live, interactive support group from anywhere in the world!

We’re responding to the community’s request to offer virtual gatherings for kids, teens, and their grown-ups. Join us for interactive activities and peer support specially crafted for this age group! Fill out this online form to request info on active groups online via WebEx:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/youth-family-online

Burn Survivors, Loved Ones Virtual / Call in Support Groups 

A facilitated support group for adult burn survivors and loved ones – hosted at various times so participants can join from different time zones.

To honor their support needs, we ask that all participants identify within these categories. In other words, it is a “closed” group, limited to adult burn survivors and/or their loved ones.  Basic Ground Rules will be shared to create a supportive setting.

* Except holidays

1st and 3rd Mondays *

10:30-11:30am PST (60 minutes)

2nd and 4th Mondays *

5-6pm PST (60 minutes)

To join online via WebEx (video and/or telephone) and for more information, visit:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/virtual-support-group

There is a sign up sheet and an Virtual online group safety agreement to complete.

https://www.phoenix-society.org/virtual-group-safety-agreement

Burn support professionals

Consider joining the Webinar+ Roundtable. Learn from other leaders in the burn community and share your wisdom in this collaborative conversation about online support groups and more.

Link:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/webinar-roundtable/virtual-support-groups

Burn Community Drop ins via Zoom

For anyone within the burn community! Survivors, firefighters, nurses, loved ones, etc.

The last event was Sun Aug 2nd @ 4:30pm PST

Check this web page link for the schedule of upcoming drop in events:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/burn-community-drop-in

Join online via Zoom during meeting times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2622176875

Meeting ID: 262 217 6875

(Phone not available at this time)

Other virtual support

Be sure to check out other virtual peer support events, conferences and activities online at these links.

Calendar Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/community-calendar

Resources Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources

Website features: Stories, tools, and information to power your healing journey. 

Personal Stories

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?hierarchicalMenu%5Bfields.topics.lvl0%5D=Stories&page=1

Online Courses

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Course%2FTraining&page=1

Videos

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Video&page=1

Fact Sheets

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Factsheet&page=1

Special Events

Special events include but are not limited to the Virtual Burn Camp Retreat, conferences, advocacy congress, trainings and more.

More about the Phoenix Burn Society:

Mission

Uniting the voice of the burn community around the globe to profoundly advance lifelong healing, optimal recovery, and burn prevention.

Testimonial Quote

“You immediately feel like you have this family, that you never knew you had.” 

—Rebekah Johnson, Phoenix WBC Attendee + Speaker

Subscribe

Sign-up for a Subscription to Burn Support Magazine

http://www.phoenix-society.org/burn-support-magazine-signup

Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Oct 8 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Oct
9
Fri
NAMI – National Alliance – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Oct 9 all-day

NAMI Oregon Online Support Groups

NAMI Oregon is conducting many of its peer-led adult support groups around the state online using the video conferencing platform Zoom. These groups are accessible from both mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and from desktop and laptop computers. Joining with audio only is also possible from any phone. To register for a group meeting, download either the Zoom app (on mobile devices) or desktop client (on computers) and either click the registration link of the meeting you are interested in below or contact the local NAMI affiliate offering the group for instructions. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions for joining the meeting.

Learn more about NAMI’s two support group programs by clicking on these links:

STATEWIDE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who live with mental illness

NAMI Family Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness

NAMI Parent Support Groups
Open to parents and other caregivers of children & adolescents with mental health and behavior issues statewide

LOCAL ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
These groups are available to residents of specific local areas.

Washington County NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to Washington County residents 18 and older who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Email erica@washconami.org

  • Sundays 1:30-3 pm
  • Grief & Loss – Mondays 1-2 pm
  • Schizophrenia+ – Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety After Hours – Mondays 6-7 pm
  • Solutions – Tuesdays 11 am – 12:30 pm
  • Hearing Voices – Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety – Wednesdays 10:30 am -12 pm
  • Women’s Group – Wednesdays 12:15-1:15 pm
  • Health & Well-Being – Thursdays 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Men’s Group – Thursdays 2-3 pm
  • LGBTQ+ – Thursdays 5-6:30 pm
  • Grief & Loss After Hours – Thursdays 7-8 pm
  • Depression-Bipolar – Saturdays 12:45-2:15 pm

Multnomah County NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Multnomah, Clackamas,  Washington, and Clark Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Multnomah at 503-228-5692

  • Family Support Group – Mondays 6-7:30 pm
  • Veteran Peer Support Group, 2nd Wednesday of every month 6 -7:30 pm
  • Spouses and Partners Support Group – Last Wednesday of every month 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Southern Oregon NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Jackson and Josephine Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • Family Support Group – Wednesdays 5:45 – 7:30 pm
  • Connection Support Group – Thursdays 5:30-7 pm

Marion-Polk Counties NAMI Connection Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Marion and Polk Counties who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  •  Mondays 5:30-7 pm

Mid-Valley NAMI Family Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Linn and Benton Counties who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month 7-8:30 pm

More online support groups are available through NAMI Southwest Washington. Access those groups here:
https://namiswwa.org/zoom/

2020 NAMIWalks Northwest (Virtual Event)

  • On Saturday, May 30, 11:00am PST

Our mission continues!

NAMIWalks Northwest is going virtual in May! We may not be able to gather in person during Mental Health Awareness Month as planned, but we will gather in spirit and solidarity. And not just in the Northwest, but collectively across the nation.

On Saturday, May 30, we are joining several other Walk sites from coast-to-coast to make a unified statement that mental health matters more than ever, leveraging technology and collective action to connect to a greater cause.

We call this year’s effort NAMIWalks Northwest Your Way. It’s like our regular NAMIWalks, only with a greater reach: the reach of your imagination and the breadth of your compassion.

TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE: Click on this link!  NAMIWalks Northwest

 

PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Online Peer Support, Weekly Chat, and more @ Online
Oct 9 all-day

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer Support, Chat, Workshops and more!

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What:

Virtual peer support, chat, and community drop-in for adult, family and youth burn survivors

Weekly online hour-long Peer Support Chat via Facebook

Wednesdays

6-7:30pm PST / 9-10:30pm EST (90 minutes)

To join via Facebook:

Send a request via Facebook.  Note, requests are only approved at the meeting time(s).  This group is “closed” meaning it is only open to people with lived experience, not 3rd party observers, etc.  You will be asked to answer some questions and approval to join is determined by the Chat Moderator(s).  This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed. 

Spanish / Espanol Online Virtual Peer Support for Adult Burn Survivors

Online Burn Survivors Support Group for Spanish-speaking burn survivors. The Group is for burn survivors 18 years or older.

3rd Tuesdays

7-8:30pm PST (90 minutes)

Contact Margarita Rodriguez at 818-848-0223 X 16 or email mrodriguez@aarbf.org RSVP.

Youth & Family Online Peer Support 

Connect with kids, teens, and families for a live, interactive support group from anywhere in the world!

We’re responding to the community’s request to offer virtual gatherings for kids, teens, and their grown-ups. Join us for interactive activities and peer support specially crafted for this age group! Fill out this online form to request info on active groups online via WebEx:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/youth-family-online

Burn Survivors, Loved Ones Virtual / Call in Support Groups 

A facilitated support group for adult burn survivors and loved ones – hosted at various times so participants can join from different time zones.

To honor their support needs, we ask that all participants identify within these categories. In other words, it is a “closed” group, limited to adult burn survivors and/or their loved ones.  Basic Ground Rules will be shared to create a supportive setting.

* Except holidays

1st and 3rd Mondays *

10:30-11:30am PST (60 minutes)

2nd and 4th Mondays *

5-6pm PST (60 minutes)

To join online via WebEx (video and/or telephone) and for more information, visit:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/virtual-support-group

There is a sign up sheet and an Virtual online group safety agreement to complete.

https://www.phoenix-society.org/virtual-group-safety-agreement

Burn support professionals

Consider joining the Webinar+ Roundtable. Learn from other leaders in the burn community and share your wisdom in this collaborative conversation about online support groups and more.

Link:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/webinar-roundtable/virtual-support-groups

Burn Community Drop ins via Zoom

For anyone within the burn community! Survivors, firefighters, nurses, loved ones, etc.

The last event was Sun Aug 2nd @ 4:30pm PST

Check this web page link for the schedule of upcoming drop in events:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/burn-community-drop-in

Join online via Zoom during meeting times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2622176875

Meeting ID: 262 217 6875

(Phone not available at this time)

Other virtual support

Be sure to check out other virtual peer support events, conferences and activities online at these links.

Calendar Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/community-calendar

Resources Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources

Website features: Stories, tools, and information to power your healing journey. 

Personal Stories

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?hierarchicalMenu%5Bfields.topics.lvl0%5D=Stories&page=1

Online Courses

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Course%2FTraining&page=1

Videos

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Video&page=1

Fact Sheets

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Factsheet&page=1

Special Events

Special events include but are not limited to the Virtual Burn Camp Retreat, conferences, advocacy congress, trainings and more.

More about the Phoenix Burn Society:

Mission

Uniting the voice of the burn community around the globe to profoundly advance lifelong healing, optimal recovery, and burn prevention.

Testimonial Quote

“You immediately feel like you have this family, that you never knew you had.” 

—Rebekah Johnson, Phoenix WBC Attendee + Speaker

Subscribe

Sign-up for a Subscription to Burn Support Magazine

http://www.phoenix-society.org/burn-support-magazine-signup

Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Oct 9 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Oct
10
Sat
Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Oct 10 all-day

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Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

NAMI – National Alliance – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Oct 10 all-day

NAMI Oregon Online Support Groups

NAMI Oregon is conducting many of its peer-led adult support groups around the state online using the video conferencing platform Zoom. These groups are accessible from both mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and from desktop and laptop computers. Joining with audio only is also possible from any phone. To register for a group meeting, download either the Zoom app (on mobile devices) or desktop client (on computers) and either click the registration link of the meeting you are interested in below or contact the local NAMI affiliate offering the group for instructions. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions for joining the meeting.

Learn more about NAMI’s two support group programs by clicking on these links:

STATEWIDE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who live with mental illness

NAMI Family Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness

NAMI Parent Support Groups
Open to parents and other caregivers of children & adolescents with mental health and behavior issues statewide

LOCAL ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
These groups are available to residents of specific local areas.

Washington County NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to Washington County residents 18 and older who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Email erica@washconami.org

  • Sundays 1:30-3 pm
  • Grief & Loss – Mondays 1-2 pm
  • Schizophrenia+ – Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety After Hours – Mondays 6-7 pm
  • Solutions – Tuesdays 11 am – 12:30 pm
  • Hearing Voices – Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety – Wednesdays 10:30 am -12 pm
  • Women’s Group – Wednesdays 12:15-1:15 pm
  • Health & Well-Being – Thursdays 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Men’s Group – Thursdays 2-3 pm
  • LGBTQ+ – Thursdays 5-6:30 pm
  • Grief & Loss After Hours – Thursdays 7-8 pm
  • Depression-Bipolar – Saturdays 12:45-2:15 pm

Multnomah County NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Multnomah, Clackamas,  Washington, and Clark Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Multnomah at 503-228-5692

  • Family Support Group – Mondays 6-7:30 pm
  • Veteran Peer Support Group, 2nd Wednesday of every month 6 -7:30 pm
  • Spouses and Partners Support Group – Last Wednesday of every month 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Southern Oregon NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Jackson and Josephine Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • Family Support Group – Wednesdays 5:45 – 7:30 pm
  • Connection Support Group – Thursdays 5:30-7 pm

Marion-Polk Counties NAMI Connection Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Marion and Polk Counties who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  •  Mondays 5:30-7 pm

Mid-Valley NAMI Family Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Linn and Benton Counties who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month 7-8:30 pm

More online support groups are available through NAMI Southwest Washington. Access those groups here:
https://namiswwa.org/zoom/

2020 NAMIWalks Northwest (Virtual Event)

  • On Saturday, May 30, 11:00am PST

Our mission continues!

NAMIWalks Northwest is going virtual in May! We may not be able to gather in person during Mental Health Awareness Month as planned, but we will gather in spirit and solidarity. And not just in the Northwest, but collectively across the nation.

On Saturday, May 30, we are joining several other Walk sites from coast-to-coast to make a unified statement that mental health matters more than ever, leveraging technology and collective action to connect to a greater cause.

We call this year’s effort NAMIWalks Northwest Your Way. It’s like our regular NAMIWalks, only with a greater reach: the reach of your imagination and the breadth of your compassion.

TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE: Click on this link!  NAMIWalks Northwest

 

PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Online Peer Support, Weekly Chat, and more @ Online
Oct 10 all-day

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer Support, Chat, Workshops and more!

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What:

Virtual peer support, chat, and community drop-in for adult, family and youth burn survivors

Weekly online hour-long Peer Support Chat via Facebook

Wednesdays

6-7:30pm PST / 9-10:30pm EST (90 minutes)

To join via Facebook:

Send a request via Facebook.  Note, requests are only approved at the meeting time(s).  This group is “closed” meaning it is only open to people with lived experience, not 3rd party observers, etc.  You will be asked to answer some questions and approval to join is determined by the Chat Moderator(s).  This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed. 

Spanish / Espanol Online Virtual Peer Support for Adult Burn Survivors

Online Burn Survivors Support Group for Spanish-speaking burn survivors. The Group is for burn survivors 18 years or older.

3rd Tuesdays

7-8:30pm PST (90 minutes)

Contact Margarita Rodriguez at 818-848-0223 X 16 or email mrodriguez@aarbf.org RSVP.

Youth & Family Online Peer Support 

Connect with kids, teens, and families for a live, interactive support group from anywhere in the world!

We’re responding to the community’s request to offer virtual gatherings for kids, teens, and their grown-ups. Join us for interactive activities and peer support specially crafted for this age group! Fill out this online form to request info on active groups online via WebEx:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/youth-family-online

Burn Survivors, Loved Ones Virtual / Call in Support Groups 

A facilitated support group for adult burn survivors and loved ones – hosted at various times so participants can join from different time zones.

To honor their support needs, we ask that all participants identify within these categories. In other words, it is a “closed” group, limited to adult burn survivors and/or their loved ones.  Basic Ground Rules will be shared to create a supportive setting.

* Except holidays

1st and 3rd Mondays *

10:30-11:30am PST (60 minutes)

2nd and 4th Mondays *

5-6pm PST (60 minutes)

To join online via WebEx (video and/or telephone) and for more information, visit:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/virtual-support-group

There is a sign up sheet and an Virtual online group safety agreement to complete.

https://www.phoenix-society.org/virtual-group-safety-agreement

Burn support professionals

Consider joining the Webinar+ Roundtable. Learn from other leaders in the burn community and share your wisdom in this collaborative conversation about online support groups and more.

Link:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/webinar-roundtable/virtual-support-groups

Burn Community Drop ins via Zoom

For anyone within the burn community! Survivors, firefighters, nurses, loved ones, etc.

The last event was Sun Aug 2nd @ 4:30pm PST

Check this web page link for the schedule of upcoming drop in events:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/burn-community-drop-in

Join online via Zoom during meeting times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2622176875

Meeting ID: 262 217 6875

(Phone not available at this time)

Other virtual support

Be sure to check out other virtual peer support events, conferences and activities online at these links.

Calendar Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/community-calendar

Resources Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources

Website features: Stories, tools, and information to power your healing journey. 

Personal Stories

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?hierarchicalMenu%5Bfields.topics.lvl0%5D=Stories&page=1

Online Courses

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Course%2FTraining&page=1

Videos

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Video&page=1

Fact Sheets

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Factsheet&page=1

Special Events

Special events include but are not limited to the Virtual Burn Camp Retreat, conferences, advocacy congress, trainings and more.

More about the Phoenix Burn Society:

Mission

Uniting the voice of the burn community around the globe to profoundly advance lifelong healing, optimal recovery, and burn prevention.

Testimonial Quote

“You immediately feel like you have this family, that you never knew you had.” 

—Rebekah Johnson, Phoenix WBC Attendee + Speaker

Subscribe

Sign-up for a Subscription to Burn Support Magazine

http://www.phoenix-society.org/burn-support-magazine-signup

Oct
11
Sun
Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Oct 11 all-day

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Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

NAMI – National Alliance – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Oct 11 all-day

NAMI Oregon Online Support Groups

NAMI Oregon is conducting many of its peer-led adult support groups around the state online using the video conferencing platform Zoom. These groups are accessible from both mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and from desktop and laptop computers. Joining with audio only is also possible from any phone. To register for a group meeting, download either the Zoom app (on mobile devices) or desktop client (on computers) and either click the registration link of the meeting you are interested in below or contact the local NAMI affiliate offering the group for instructions. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions for joining the meeting.

Learn more about NAMI’s two support group programs by clicking on these links:

STATEWIDE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who live with mental illness

NAMI Family Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness

NAMI Parent Support Groups
Open to parents and other caregivers of children & adolescents with mental health and behavior issues statewide

LOCAL ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
These groups are available to residents of specific local areas.

Washington County NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to Washington County residents 18 and older who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Email erica@washconami.org

  • Sundays 1:30-3 pm
  • Grief & Loss – Mondays 1-2 pm
  • Schizophrenia+ – Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety After Hours – Mondays 6-7 pm
  • Solutions – Tuesdays 11 am – 12:30 pm
  • Hearing Voices – Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety – Wednesdays 10:30 am -12 pm
  • Women’s Group – Wednesdays 12:15-1:15 pm
  • Health & Well-Being – Thursdays 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Men’s Group – Thursdays 2-3 pm
  • LGBTQ+ – Thursdays 5-6:30 pm
  • Grief & Loss After Hours – Thursdays 7-8 pm
  • Depression-Bipolar – Saturdays 12:45-2:15 pm

Multnomah County NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Multnomah, Clackamas,  Washington, and Clark Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Multnomah at 503-228-5692

  • Family Support Group – Mondays 6-7:30 pm
  • Veteran Peer Support Group, 2nd Wednesday of every month 6 -7:30 pm
  • Spouses and Partners Support Group – Last Wednesday of every month 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Southern Oregon NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Jackson and Josephine Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • Family Support Group – Wednesdays 5:45 – 7:30 pm
  • Connection Support Group – Thursdays 5:30-7 pm

Marion-Polk Counties NAMI Connection Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Marion and Polk Counties who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  •  Mondays 5:30-7 pm

Mid-Valley NAMI Family Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Linn and Benton Counties who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month 7-8:30 pm

More online support groups are available through NAMI Southwest Washington. Access those groups here:
https://namiswwa.org/zoom/

2020 NAMIWalks Northwest (Virtual Event)

  • On Saturday, May 30, 11:00am PST

Our mission continues!

NAMIWalks Northwest is going virtual in May! We may not be able to gather in person during Mental Health Awareness Month as planned, but we will gather in spirit and solidarity. And not just in the Northwest, but collectively across the nation.

On Saturday, May 30, we are joining several other Walk sites from coast-to-coast to make a unified statement that mental health matters more than ever, leveraging technology and collective action to connect to a greater cause.

We call this year’s effort NAMIWalks Northwest Your Way. It’s like our regular NAMIWalks, only with a greater reach: the reach of your imagination and the breadth of your compassion.

TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE: Click on this link!  NAMIWalks Northwest

 

PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Online Peer Support, Weekly Chat, and more @ Online
Oct 11 all-day

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer Support, Chat, Workshops and more!

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What:

Virtual peer support, chat, and community drop-in for adult, family and youth burn survivors

Weekly online hour-long Peer Support Chat via Facebook

Wednesdays

6-7:30pm PST / 9-10:30pm EST (90 minutes)

To join via Facebook:

Send a request via Facebook.  Note, requests are only approved at the meeting time(s).  This group is “closed” meaning it is only open to people with lived experience, not 3rd party observers, etc.  You will be asked to answer some questions and approval to join is determined by the Chat Moderator(s).  This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed. 

Spanish / Espanol Online Virtual Peer Support for Adult Burn Survivors

Online Burn Survivors Support Group for Spanish-speaking burn survivors. The Group is for burn survivors 18 years or older.

3rd Tuesdays

7-8:30pm PST (90 minutes)

Contact Margarita Rodriguez at 818-848-0223 X 16 or email mrodriguez@aarbf.org RSVP.

Youth & Family Online Peer Support 

Connect with kids, teens, and families for a live, interactive support group from anywhere in the world!

We’re responding to the community’s request to offer virtual gatherings for kids, teens, and their grown-ups. Join us for interactive activities and peer support specially crafted for this age group! Fill out this online form to request info on active groups online via WebEx:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/youth-family-online

Burn Survivors, Loved Ones Virtual / Call in Support Groups 

A facilitated support group for adult burn survivors and loved ones – hosted at various times so participants can join from different time zones.

To honor their support needs, we ask that all participants identify within these categories. In other words, it is a “closed” group, limited to adult burn survivors and/or their loved ones.  Basic Ground Rules will be shared to create a supportive setting.

* Except holidays

1st and 3rd Mondays *

10:30-11:30am PST (60 minutes)

2nd and 4th Mondays *

5-6pm PST (60 minutes)

To join online via WebEx (video and/or telephone) and for more information, visit:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/virtual-support-group

There is a sign up sheet and an Virtual online group safety agreement to complete.

https://www.phoenix-society.org/virtual-group-safety-agreement

Burn support professionals

Consider joining the Webinar+ Roundtable. Learn from other leaders in the burn community and share your wisdom in this collaborative conversation about online support groups and more.

Link:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/webinar-roundtable/virtual-support-groups

Burn Community Drop ins via Zoom

For anyone within the burn community! Survivors, firefighters, nurses, loved ones, etc.

The last event was Sun Aug 2nd @ 4:30pm PST

Check this web page link for the schedule of upcoming drop in events:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/burn-community-drop-in

Join online via Zoom during meeting times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2622176875

Meeting ID: 262 217 6875

(Phone not available at this time)

Other virtual support

Be sure to check out other virtual peer support events, conferences and activities online at these links.

Calendar Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/community-calendar

Resources Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources

Website features: Stories, tools, and information to power your healing journey. 

Personal Stories

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?hierarchicalMenu%5Bfields.topics.lvl0%5D=Stories&page=1

Online Courses

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Course%2FTraining&page=1

Videos

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Video&page=1

Fact Sheets

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Factsheet&page=1

Special Events

Special events include but are not limited to the Virtual Burn Camp Retreat, conferences, advocacy congress, trainings and more.

More about the Phoenix Burn Society:

Mission

Uniting the voice of the burn community around the globe to profoundly advance lifelong healing, optimal recovery, and burn prevention.

Testimonial Quote

“You immediately feel like you have this family, that you never knew you had.” 

—Rebekah Johnson, Phoenix WBC Attendee + Speaker

Subscribe

Sign-up for a Subscription to Burn Support Magazine

http://www.phoenix-society.org/burn-support-magazine-signup

Oct
12
Mon
Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Oct 12 all-day

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Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

NAMI – National Alliance – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Oct 12 all-day

NAMI Oregon Online Support Groups

NAMI Oregon is conducting many of its peer-led adult support groups around the state online using the video conferencing platform Zoom. These groups are accessible from both mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and from desktop and laptop computers. Joining with audio only is also possible from any phone. To register for a group meeting, download either the Zoom app (on mobile devices) or desktop client (on computers) and either click the registration link of the meeting you are interested in below or contact the local NAMI affiliate offering the group for instructions. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions for joining the meeting.

Learn more about NAMI’s two support group programs by clicking on these links:

STATEWIDE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who live with mental illness

NAMI Family Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness

NAMI Parent Support Groups
Open to parents and other caregivers of children & adolescents with mental health and behavior issues statewide

LOCAL ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
These groups are available to residents of specific local areas.

Washington County NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to Washington County residents 18 and older who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Email erica@washconami.org

  • Sundays 1:30-3 pm
  • Grief & Loss – Mondays 1-2 pm
  • Schizophrenia+ – Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety After Hours – Mondays 6-7 pm
  • Solutions – Tuesdays 11 am – 12:30 pm
  • Hearing Voices – Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety – Wednesdays 10:30 am -12 pm
  • Women’s Group – Wednesdays 12:15-1:15 pm
  • Health & Well-Being – Thursdays 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Men’s Group – Thursdays 2-3 pm
  • LGBTQ+ – Thursdays 5-6:30 pm
  • Grief & Loss After Hours – Thursdays 7-8 pm
  • Depression-Bipolar – Saturdays 12:45-2:15 pm

Multnomah County NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Multnomah, Clackamas,  Washington, and Clark Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Multnomah at 503-228-5692

  • Family Support Group – Mondays 6-7:30 pm
  • Veteran Peer Support Group, 2nd Wednesday of every month 6 -7:30 pm
  • Spouses and Partners Support Group – Last Wednesday of every month 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Southern Oregon NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Jackson and Josephine Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • Family Support Group – Wednesdays 5:45 – 7:30 pm
  • Connection Support Group – Thursdays 5:30-7 pm

Marion-Polk Counties NAMI Connection Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Marion and Polk Counties who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  •  Mondays 5:30-7 pm

Mid-Valley NAMI Family Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Linn and Benton Counties who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month 7-8:30 pm

More online support groups are available through NAMI Southwest Washington. Access those groups here:
https://namiswwa.org/zoom/

2020 NAMIWalks Northwest (Virtual Event)

  • On Saturday, May 30, 11:00am PST

Our mission continues!

NAMIWalks Northwest is going virtual in May! We may not be able to gather in person during Mental Health Awareness Month as planned, but we will gather in spirit and solidarity. And not just in the Northwest, but collectively across the nation.

On Saturday, May 30, we are joining several other Walk sites from coast-to-coast to make a unified statement that mental health matters more than ever, leveraging technology and collective action to connect to a greater cause.

We call this year’s effort NAMIWalks Northwest Your Way. It’s like our regular NAMIWalks, only with a greater reach: the reach of your imagination and the breadth of your compassion.

TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE: Click on this link!  NAMIWalks Northwest

 

PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Online Peer Support, Weekly Chat, and more @ Online
Oct 12 all-day

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer Support, Chat, Workshops and more!

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What:

Virtual peer support, chat, and community drop-in for adult, family and youth burn survivors

Weekly online hour-long Peer Support Chat via Facebook

Wednesdays

6-7:30pm PST / 9-10:30pm EST (90 minutes)

To join via Facebook:

Send a request via Facebook.  Note, requests are only approved at the meeting time(s).  This group is “closed” meaning it is only open to people with lived experience, not 3rd party observers, etc.  You will be asked to answer some questions and approval to join is determined by the Chat Moderator(s).  This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed. 

Spanish / Espanol Online Virtual Peer Support for Adult Burn Survivors

Online Burn Survivors Support Group for Spanish-speaking burn survivors. The Group is for burn survivors 18 years or older.

3rd Tuesdays

7-8:30pm PST (90 minutes)

Contact Margarita Rodriguez at 818-848-0223 X 16 or email mrodriguez@aarbf.org RSVP.

Youth & Family Online Peer Support 

Connect with kids, teens, and families for a live, interactive support group from anywhere in the world!

We’re responding to the community’s request to offer virtual gatherings for kids, teens, and their grown-ups. Join us for interactive activities and peer support specially crafted for this age group! Fill out this online form to request info on active groups online via WebEx:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/youth-family-online

Burn Survivors, Loved Ones Virtual / Call in Support Groups 

A facilitated support group for adult burn survivors and loved ones – hosted at various times so participants can join from different time zones.

To honor their support needs, we ask that all participants identify within these categories. In other words, it is a “closed” group, limited to adult burn survivors and/or their loved ones.  Basic Ground Rules will be shared to create a supportive setting.

* Except holidays

1st and 3rd Mondays *

10:30-11:30am PST (60 minutes)

2nd and 4th Mondays *

5-6pm PST (60 minutes)

To join online via WebEx (video and/or telephone) and for more information, visit:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/virtual-support-group

There is a sign up sheet and an Virtual online group safety agreement to complete.

https://www.phoenix-society.org/virtual-group-safety-agreement

Burn support professionals

Consider joining the Webinar+ Roundtable. Learn from other leaders in the burn community and share your wisdom in this collaborative conversation about online support groups and more.

Link:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/webinar-roundtable/virtual-support-groups

Burn Community Drop ins via Zoom

For anyone within the burn community! Survivors, firefighters, nurses, loved ones, etc.

The last event was Sun Aug 2nd @ 4:30pm PST

Check this web page link for the schedule of upcoming drop in events:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/burn-community-drop-in

Join online via Zoom during meeting times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2622176875

Meeting ID: 262 217 6875

(Phone not available at this time)

Other virtual support

Be sure to check out other virtual peer support events, conferences and activities online at these links.

Calendar Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/community-calendar

Resources Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources

Website features: Stories, tools, and information to power your healing journey. 

Personal Stories

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?hierarchicalMenu%5Bfields.topics.lvl0%5D=Stories&page=1

Online Courses

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Course%2FTraining&page=1

Videos

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Video&page=1

Fact Sheets

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Factsheet&page=1

Special Events

Special events include but are not limited to the Virtual Burn Camp Retreat, conferences, advocacy congress, trainings and more.

More about the Phoenix Burn Society:

Mission

Uniting the voice of the burn community around the globe to profoundly advance lifelong healing, optimal recovery, and burn prevention.

Testimonial Quote

“You immediately feel like you have this family, that you never knew you had.” 

—Rebekah Johnson, Phoenix WBC Attendee + Speaker

Subscribe

Sign-up for a Subscription to Burn Support Magazine

http://www.phoenix-society.org/burn-support-magazine-signup

Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Oct 12 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Oct
13
Tue
Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Oct 13 all-day

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Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

NAMI – National Alliance – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Oct 13 all-day

NAMI Oregon Online Support Groups

NAMI Oregon is conducting many of its peer-led adult support groups around the state online using the video conferencing platform Zoom. These groups are accessible from both mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and from desktop and laptop computers. Joining with audio only is also possible from any phone. To register for a group meeting, download either the Zoom app (on mobile devices) or desktop client (on computers) and either click the registration link of the meeting you are interested in below or contact the local NAMI affiliate offering the group for instructions. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions for joining the meeting.

Learn more about NAMI’s two support group programs by clicking on these links:

STATEWIDE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who live with mental illness

NAMI Family Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness

NAMI Parent Support Groups
Open to parents and other caregivers of children & adolescents with mental health and behavior issues statewide

LOCAL ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
These groups are available to residents of specific local areas.

Washington County NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to Washington County residents 18 and older who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Email erica@washconami.org

  • Sundays 1:30-3 pm
  • Grief & Loss – Mondays 1-2 pm
  • Schizophrenia+ – Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety After Hours – Mondays 6-7 pm
  • Solutions – Tuesdays 11 am – 12:30 pm
  • Hearing Voices – Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety – Wednesdays 10:30 am -12 pm
  • Women’s Group – Wednesdays 12:15-1:15 pm
  • Health & Well-Being – Thursdays 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Men’s Group – Thursdays 2-3 pm
  • LGBTQ+ – Thursdays 5-6:30 pm
  • Grief & Loss After Hours – Thursdays 7-8 pm
  • Depression-Bipolar – Saturdays 12:45-2:15 pm

Multnomah County NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Multnomah, Clackamas,  Washington, and Clark Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Multnomah at 503-228-5692

  • Family Support Group – Mondays 6-7:30 pm
  • Veteran Peer Support Group, 2nd Wednesday of every month 6 -7:30 pm
  • Spouses and Partners Support Group – Last Wednesday of every month 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Southern Oregon NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Jackson and Josephine Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • Family Support Group – Wednesdays 5:45 – 7:30 pm
  • Connection Support Group – Thursdays 5:30-7 pm

Marion-Polk Counties NAMI Connection Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Marion and Polk Counties who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  •  Mondays 5:30-7 pm

Mid-Valley NAMI Family Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Linn and Benton Counties who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month 7-8:30 pm

More online support groups are available through NAMI Southwest Washington. Access those groups here:
https://namiswwa.org/zoom/

2020 NAMIWalks Northwest (Virtual Event)

  • On Saturday, May 30, 11:00am PST

Our mission continues!

NAMIWalks Northwest is going virtual in May! We may not be able to gather in person during Mental Health Awareness Month as planned, but we will gather in spirit and solidarity. And not just in the Northwest, but collectively across the nation.

On Saturday, May 30, we are joining several other Walk sites from coast-to-coast to make a unified statement that mental health matters more than ever, leveraging technology and collective action to connect to a greater cause.

We call this year’s effort NAMIWalks Northwest Your Way. It’s like our regular NAMIWalks, only with a greater reach: the reach of your imagination and the breadth of your compassion.

TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE: Click on this link!  NAMIWalks Northwest

 

PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Online Peer Support, Weekly Chat, and more @ Online
Oct 13 all-day

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer Support, Chat, Workshops and more!

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What:

Virtual peer support, chat, and community drop-in for adult, family and youth burn survivors

Weekly online hour-long Peer Support Chat via Facebook

Wednesdays

6-7:30pm PST / 9-10:30pm EST (90 minutes)

To join via Facebook:

Send a request via Facebook.  Note, requests are only approved at the meeting time(s).  This group is “closed” meaning it is only open to people with lived experience, not 3rd party observers, etc.  You will be asked to answer some questions and approval to join is determined by the Chat Moderator(s).  This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed. 

Spanish / Espanol Online Virtual Peer Support for Adult Burn Survivors

Online Burn Survivors Support Group for Spanish-speaking burn survivors. The Group is for burn survivors 18 years or older.

3rd Tuesdays

7-8:30pm PST (90 minutes)

Contact Margarita Rodriguez at 818-848-0223 X 16 or email mrodriguez@aarbf.org RSVP.

Youth & Family Online Peer Support 

Connect with kids, teens, and families for a live, interactive support group from anywhere in the world!

We’re responding to the community’s request to offer virtual gatherings for kids, teens, and their grown-ups. Join us for interactive activities and peer support specially crafted for this age group! Fill out this online form to request info on active groups online via WebEx:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/youth-family-online

Burn Survivors, Loved Ones Virtual / Call in Support Groups 

A facilitated support group for adult burn survivors and loved ones – hosted at various times so participants can join from different time zones.

To honor their support needs, we ask that all participants identify within these categories. In other words, it is a “closed” group, limited to adult burn survivors and/or their loved ones.  Basic Ground Rules will be shared to create a supportive setting.

* Except holidays

1st and 3rd Mondays *

10:30-11:30am PST (60 minutes)

2nd and 4th Mondays *

5-6pm PST (60 minutes)

To join online via WebEx (video and/or telephone) and for more information, visit:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/virtual-support-group

There is a sign up sheet and an Virtual online group safety agreement to complete.

https://www.phoenix-society.org/virtual-group-safety-agreement

Burn support professionals

Consider joining the Webinar+ Roundtable. Learn from other leaders in the burn community and share your wisdom in this collaborative conversation about online support groups and more.

Link:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/webinar-roundtable/virtual-support-groups

Burn Community Drop ins via Zoom

For anyone within the burn community! Survivors, firefighters, nurses, loved ones, etc.

The last event was Sun Aug 2nd @ 4:30pm PST

Check this web page link for the schedule of upcoming drop in events:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/burn-community-drop-in

Join online via Zoom during meeting times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2622176875

Meeting ID: 262 217 6875

(Phone not available at this time)

Other virtual support

Be sure to check out other virtual peer support events, conferences and activities online at these links.

Calendar Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/community-calendar

Resources Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources

Website features: Stories, tools, and information to power your healing journey. 

Personal Stories

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?hierarchicalMenu%5Bfields.topics.lvl0%5D=Stories&page=1

Online Courses

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Course%2FTraining&page=1

Videos

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Video&page=1

Fact Sheets

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Factsheet&page=1

Special Events

Special events include but are not limited to the Virtual Burn Camp Retreat, conferences, advocacy congress, trainings and more.

More about the Phoenix Burn Society:

Mission

Uniting the voice of the burn community around the globe to profoundly advance lifelong healing, optimal recovery, and burn prevention.

Testimonial Quote

“You immediately feel like you have this family, that you never knew you had.” 

—Rebekah Johnson, Phoenix WBC Attendee + Speaker

Subscribe

Sign-up for a Subscription to Burn Support Magazine

http://www.phoenix-society.org/burn-support-magazine-signup

Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Oct 13 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

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AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

Oct
14
Wed
Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Oct 14 all-day

logo

Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GenderSpectrum/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/genderspectrum

 

NAMI – National Alliance – Virtual Online Groups – Weekdays and Weekends @ Online via Zoom
Oct 14 all-day

NAMI Oregon Online Support Groups

NAMI Oregon is conducting many of its peer-led adult support groups around the state online using the video conferencing platform Zoom. These groups are accessible from both mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and from desktop and laptop computers. Joining with audio only is also possible from any phone. To register for a group meeting, download either the Zoom app (on mobile devices) or desktop client (on computers) and either click the registration link of the meeting you are interested in below or contact the local NAMI affiliate offering the group for instructions. Once you register you will receive an email with instructions for joining the meeting.

Learn more about NAMI’s two support group programs by clicking on these links:

STATEWIDE ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS

NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who live with mental illness

NAMI Family Support Groups
Open to adults 18 and older statewide who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness

NAMI Parent Support Groups
Open to parents and other caregivers of children & adolescents with mental health and behavior issues statewide

LOCAL ONLINE SUPPORT GROUPS
These groups are available to residents of specific local areas.

Washington County NAMI Connection Support Groups
Open to Washington County residents 18 and older who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Email erica@washconami.org

  • Sundays 1:30-3 pm
  • Grief & Loss – Mondays 1-2 pm
  • Schizophrenia+ – Mondays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety After Hours – Mondays 6-7 pm
  • Solutions – Tuesdays 11 am – 12:30 pm
  • Hearing Voices – Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Anxiety – Wednesdays 10:30 am -12 pm
  • Women’s Group – Wednesdays 12:15-1:15 pm
  • Health & Well-Being – Thursdays 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Men’s Group – Thursdays 2-3 pm
  • LGBTQ+ – Thursdays 5-6:30 pm
  • Grief & Loss After Hours – Thursdays 7-8 pm
  • Depression-Bipolar – Saturdays 12:45-2:15 pm

Multnomah County NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Multnomah, Clackamas,  Washington, and Clark Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Multnomah at 503-228-5692

  • Family Support Group – Mondays 6-7:30 pm
  • Veteran Peer Support Group, 2nd Wednesday of every month 6 -7:30 pm
  • Spouses and Partners Support Group – Last Wednesday of every month 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Southern Oregon NAMI Support Groups
Open to residents of Jackson and Josephine Counties
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • Family Support Group – Wednesdays 5:45 – 7:30 pm
  • Connection Support Group – Thursdays 5:30-7 pm

Marion-Polk Counties NAMI Connection Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Marion and Polk Counties who live with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  •  Mondays 5:30-7 pm

Mid-Valley NAMI Family Support Group
Open to adults 18 and older in Linn and Benton Counties who have a family member or loved one who lives with mental illness
TO REGISTER: Call NAMI Oregon at 503-230-8009

  • 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month 7-8:30 pm

More online support groups are available through NAMI Southwest Washington. Access those groups here:
https://namiswwa.org/zoom/

2020 NAMIWalks Northwest (Virtual Event)

  • On Saturday, May 30, 11:00am PST

Our mission continues!

NAMIWalks Northwest is going virtual in May! We may not be able to gather in person during Mental Health Awareness Month as planned, but we will gather in spirit and solidarity. And not just in the Northwest, but collectively across the nation.

On Saturday, May 30, we are joining several other Walk sites from coast-to-coast to make a unified statement that mental health matters more than ever, leveraging technology and collective action to connect to a greater cause.

We call this year’s effort NAMIWalks Northwest Your Way. It’s like our regular NAMIWalks, only with a greater reach: the reach of your imagination and the breadth of your compassion.

TO REGISTER AND LEARN MORE: Click on this link!  NAMIWalks Northwest

 

PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Online Peer Support, Weekly Chat, and more @ Online
Oct 14 all-day

Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer Support, Chat, Workshops and more!

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What:

Virtual peer support, chat, and community drop-in for adult, family and youth burn survivors

Weekly online hour-long Peer Support Chat via Facebook

Wednesdays

6-7:30pm PST / 9-10:30pm EST (90 minutes)

To join via Facebook:

Send a request via Facebook.  Note, requests are only approved at the meeting time(s).  This group is “closed” meaning it is only open to people with lived experience, not 3rd party observers, etc.  You will be asked to answer some questions and approval to join is determined by the Chat Moderator(s).  This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed. 

Spanish / Espanol Online Virtual Peer Support for Adult Burn Survivors

Online Burn Survivors Support Group for Spanish-speaking burn survivors. The Group is for burn survivors 18 years or older.

3rd Tuesdays

7-8:30pm PST (90 minutes)

Contact Margarita Rodriguez at 818-848-0223 X 16 or email mrodriguez@aarbf.org RSVP.

Youth & Family Online Peer Support 

Connect with kids, teens, and families for a live, interactive support group from anywhere in the world!

We’re responding to the community’s request to offer virtual gatherings for kids, teens, and their grown-ups. Join us for interactive activities and peer support specially crafted for this age group! Fill out this online form to request info on active groups online via WebEx:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/youth-family-online

Burn Survivors, Loved Ones Virtual / Call in Support Groups 

A facilitated support group for adult burn survivors and loved ones – hosted at various times so participants can join from different time zones.

To honor their support needs, we ask that all participants identify within these categories. In other words, it is a “closed” group, limited to adult burn survivors and/or their loved ones.  Basic Ground Rules will be shared to create a supportive setting.

* Except holidays

1st and 3rd Mondays *

10:30-11:30am PST (60 minutes)

2nd and 4th Mondays *

5-6pm PST (60 minutes)

To join online via WebEx (video and/or telephone) and for more information, visit:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/virtual-support-group

There is a sign up sheet and an Virtual online group safety agreement to complete.

https://www.phoenix-society.org/virtual-group-safety-agreement

Burn support professionals

Consider joining the Webinar+ Roundtable. Learn from other leaders in the burn community and share your wisdom in this collaborative conversation about online support groups and more.

Link:

https://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/webinar-roundtable/virtual-support-groups

Burn Community Drop ins via Zoom

For anyone within the burn community! Survivors, firefighters, nurses, loved ones, etc.

The last event was Sun Aug 2nd @ 4:30pm PST

Check this web page link for the schedule of upcoming drop in events:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/what-we-do/burn-community-drop-in

Join online via Zoom during meeting times:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2622176875

Meeting ID: 262 217 6875

(Phone not available at this time)

Other virtual support

Be sure to check out other virtual peer support events, conferences and activities online at these links.

Calendar Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/community-calendar

Resources Page:

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources

Website features: Stories, tools, and information to power your healing journey. 

Personal Stories

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?hierarchicalMenu%5Bfields.topics.lvl0%5D=Stories&page=1

Online Courses

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Course%2FTraining&page=1

Videos

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Video&page=1

Fact Sheets

http://www.phoenix-society.org/resources?refinementList%5Bfields.type%5D%5B0%5D=Factsheet&page=1

Special Events

Special events include but are not limited to the Virtual Burn Camp Retreat, conferences, advocacy congress, trainings and more.

More about the Phoenix Burn Society:

Mission

Uniting the voice of the burn community around the globe to profoundly advance lifelong healing, optimal recovery, and burn prevention.

Testimonial Quote

“You immediately feel like you have this family, that you never knew you had.” 

—Rebekah Johnson, Phoenix WBC Attendee + Speaker

Subscribe

Sign-up for a Subscription to Burn Support Magazine

http://www.phoenix-society.org/burn-support-magazine-signup

Telephone Family + Caregivers Support – AARP – American Association of Retired Persons – Weekdays 4am-8pm @ Phone
Oct 14 @ 4:00 am – 8:00 pm

logo

AARP Family Caregiving Resource Line

AARP has a dedicated, toll-free family caregiving line for people taking care of a loved one.  Agents can’t provide specific advice to callers, but they can suggest resources on a variety of caregiving topics.

Along with comprehensive coverage of issues affecting caregivers, AARP offers free care guides, legal checklists, information on care options and an online community that supports all types of family caregivers. You can also call our caregiver support line for one-on-one help.

Agents are Available on Weekdays, Monday-Friday from 4am-8pm PST / 7am-11pm EST

English: 1-877-333-5885

En Español / Spanish: 1-888-971-2013

NEW: CONNECTIONS WEBSITE

https://aarpcommunityconnections.org

NEW: MUTUAL AID GROUPS – Informal groups of volunteers that band together to find effective ways to support those people most in need who live in their local community. Mutual aid can include picking up groceries, providing financial assistance, or lending emotional support to your neighbors.  Visit https://aarpcommunityconnections.org/find-group/

Q: How can I find support groups for family caregivers?  EnglishEn Español / Spanish.

A: Here are some resources

Finding the Right Support Group – Read this First.  An excellent article about the types of support groups available.  https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2017/support-groups.html.

Benefits of support groups may include but not be limited to: a safe place for sharing, venting, validating, comparing, uniting, advocating, finding social connection, and building community.

Caregiving.com – Caring for you as you care for family.  Online calendar of virtual support events: https://www.caregiving.com/calendar/

Community Resource Locator – an online database from AARP and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides easy access to a variety of local programs, resources and services.  https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/

Family Care Navigator – the Family Caregiver Alliance’s tool that helps locate state-by-state assistance for family caregivers.  800-445-8106.  https://www.caregiver.org/family-care-navigator

The Eldercare Locator – a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects you to services for older adults and their families such as respite care, insurance counseling, transportation and other services for older Americans and family members.  They can also be reached at 1-800-677-1116.  https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx

AARP Caregiving Community Forum – an online discussion and support forum on all topics related to caregiving.  https://community.aarp.org/t5/Caregiving/Welcome-to-the-AARP-Caregiving-Community/m-p/1786782#M3126

Caregiver Action Network – Information, educational materials and support for family caregivers. Toll Free phone number: 855-CARE-640

National Alliance for Caregiving – a coalition of national organizations focused on family caregiving issues. The alliance conducts policy analysis and tracks legislation and initiatives that affect caregivers and care recipients.  Phone: 202-918-1013.  https://www.caregiving.org

National Institute on Aging – an arm of the National Institutes of Health, NIA offers extensive online information on common age-related health problems, including a section on caregiving for people with serious health issues..  800-222-2225. https://www.nia.nih.gov/

Well Spouse Association – provides support for spousal caregivers, including a national network of support groups and an online chat forum. 800-838-0879. https://wellspouse.org/

VA (Veterans Administration) National Caregiver Support Line (CSL) – serves as a primary resource/referral center to assist caregivers, Veterans, and others seeking caregiver information. VA’s Caregiver Support Line has licensed caring professionals standing by.  The National Caregiver Support Line, at 1-855-260-3274, is open weekdays, Monday through Friday from 5am to 5pm PST.  https://www.caregiver.va.gov/help_landing.asp

Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving – Education, Research, Advocacy and more. http://www.rosalynncarter.org/

Alzheimer’s Association – Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers. Operates a 24-hour helpline every day and offers care navigator tools. 800-272-3900.  http://www.alz.org/

Alzheimers.gov – a federal government website focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care, research and support, including resources for caregivers. 800-438-4380. https://www.alzheimers.gov

Memory Cafe Directory – lists more than 700 memory cafés offered in hospitals, libraries, senior centers and other facilities to help people with dementia and other cognitive issues, as well as their caregivers, combat social isolation and connect with others in similar situations. https://www.memorycafedirectory.com/

AARP care guides – FREE, in-depth information and advice on starting vital conversations with older family members, organizing important documents, assessing your loved one’s needs and finding key resources.

Prepare to Care: A Planning Guide for Families. Prepare to Care is also available in Spanish- and Chinese-language versions and editions tailored for Asian American and LGBT families.   https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2018/02/prepare-to-care-guide-english-aarp.pdf

Military Caregiving Guide: For Veterans, Service Members and Their Families – A road map to meeting the unique challenges of caring for a wounded, ill or aging veteran or service member. AARP has also produced a tool kit for employers to help them accommodate and assist military caregivers in balancing workplace and caregiving responsibilities.  https://www.aarp.org/content/dam/aarp/caregiving/2019/05/military-caregiving-guide-aarp.pdf

PSBS – Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors – Peer and Family Support via Live Chat – Wednesdays @ online via zoom
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

What: Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors

Join us for a live, weekly chat about common issues and questions facing burn survivors and their loved ones.

Every week, Peer Support Chat offers a vital connection to the burn community for burn survivors and family members. In this online conversation, moderated by trained peer supporters, participants from all over the world can address questions and concerns about burn recovery.

Peer Support Chat is hosted on Facebook every Wednesday from 9 – 10:30 pm EST. / & 6-7:30 am PST

How do I join?

You must request to join the Peer Support Chat Facebook group to participate in chat. You may send a request at anytime but requests will only be approved between 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM (EST). The group is “closed,” which means all members must be approved by Chat Moderators. When you request to join, you’ll be asked basic questions about your connection to the burn community. This helps us ensure all members are directly connected to the issues discussed.

 

Oct
15
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Gender Spectrum – Online Virtual Groups for Parents and Teens – Weekdays @ Online via Zoom
Oct 15 all-day

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Gender Spectrum works to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.  Gender Spectrum offers over 25 online groups for parents and teens.

In the Gender Spectrum Lounge you can find the list of groups to explore or sign up for.  There is a great variety of topics featured.

https://lounge.genderspectrum.org/groups/

Registration required.  See group description for contact information details.

Additional online groups, webinars, recordings, and events online including resources related to the pandemic at:

https://www.genderspectrum.org/articles/blog-covid-resources

Additional resources specific for schools and professionals, too.

Website:

https://www.genderspectrum.org

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